Jeremy Lamb had 25 points and eight rebounds as No. 17 Connecticut overcame a 10-point second-half deficit to beat West Virginia, 64-57, last night in Hartford.
Andre Drummond added 20 points and 11 boards for UConn (13-3, 3-2 Big East), which snapped a a two-game losing streak.
Kevin Jones, the Big East’s leading scorer and rebounder, had 22 points for West Virginia (12-5, 3-2).
UConn trailed, 46-36, with just over 11 minutes left before a dunk by Lamb sparked a Huskies run. A steal and a dunk by Ryan Boatright tied the score at 48 and Lamb’s 3-pointer put the Huskies ahead with just over five minutes left.
Darryl “Truck’’ Bryant, who came in averaging more than 18 points per game, hit just 2 of 13 shots for West Virginia, which shot 32 percent from the floor.
Cincinnati 68, Georgetown 64 - Sean Kilpatrick scored a career-high 27 points, and the visiting Bearcats went 6 for 6 from the free throw line in the final 70 seconds to upset the No. 11 Hoyas.
Kilpatrick and Dion Dixon each had four of Cincinnati’s 13 steals as the Bearcats (13-4, 3-1 Big East) forced Georgetown into a season-high 17 turnovers.
Hollis Thompson and Jason Clark scored 14 points apiece for the Hoyas (13-3, 3-2), who have has lost two straight after an 11-game winning streak.
Sacred Heart 62, St. Francis (N.Y.) 33 - Callan Taylor had 22 points and 11 rebounds and the host Pioneers (11-4, 4-0) cruised past the Terriers (1-14, 0-4) and into first place in the Northeast Conference.
Bryant 75, Robert Morris 71 - Katie Whittington and Naan Ankoma-Mensa each scored 21 points, lifting the host Bulldogs (10-5, 3-1 NEC) past the Colonials (9-6, 3-1).
Long Island 74, Quinnipiac 64 - Felicia Barron scored 17 points for the host Bobcats (10-5, 2-2 NEC) but the Blackbirds (13-3, 2-2) got 30 points from Ashley Palmer to prevail.
Harvard drops out
Syracuse, one of three unbeaten teams in Division 1, remained atop the Associated Press’ Top 25 for the fifth straight week, while Harvard, which was ranked three of the past five weeks and reached No. 22 last week, dropped out after losing to Fordham. The Crimson were 25th in the USA Today/ESPN poll.
The Orange received 60 first-place votes from the 65-member media panel. Kentucky, which got the other No. 1 votes, North Carolina, and Baylor remained second through fourth. Ohio State moved up one spot to fifth. UConn, which had been ranked No. 8, plummeted to No. 17 after losses to Seton Hall and Rutgers.
Baylor and No. 15 Murray State are the other unbeatens.
In the AP women’s poll, Baylor remained the unanimous choice No. 1, receiving all the first-place votes for the sixth straight week. Notre Dame moved up to second after topping then-No. 2 UConn. The Huskies were third, followed by Stanford and Maryland.