Montrezl Harrell had 20 points and nine rebounds to lead No. 3 Louisville to an easy 87-48 win over Hartford in the Hall of Fame Tipoff on Tuesday night in Louisville, Ky.
Russ Smith added 14 points as the Cardinals (4-0) extended their winning streak to 20 games dating to last season’s run to the national title. Chris Jones and reserve Chane Behanan added 11 points apiece.
Louisville shot 50 percent from the field, outrebounded Hartford, 35-29, and forced 25 turnovers.
Mark Nwakamma scored 16 points for the Hawks (2-3) and reserve Yasin Kolo finished with 12.
Arizona 87, Rhode Island 59 — Nick Johnson had 20 points, a career-high 10 rebounds, and 6 assists to lead the No. 5 Wildcats to a rout of the visiting Rams and a trip to New York City for the NIT Season Tip-off semifinals.
Brandon Ashley added 16 points, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson 13, and Aaron Gordon 12 for the Wildcats (5-0), who play Drexel in the tournament semifinals Nov. 27 in Madison Square Garden.
Xavier Munford scored 20 on 6 for 16 shooting for the Rams (3-2), who never led in losing their 21st straight against a ranked team.
Yale 80, Sacred Heart 65 — Javier Duren and Nick Victor each scored 16 points and all five starters reached double-figure scoring for the Bulldogs (2-2), who won their home opener.
Evan Kelly scored a game-high 22 points for Sacred Heart (0-4) and Leo Vincent added 14 and Chris Evans 13.
The Pioneers had defeated Yale in four of their last five meetings.
NJIT 88, Maine 82 — Damon Lynn scored 24 points and four other players reached double figures for the Highlanders (3-2) in a victory over the host Bears (1-3).
Dimitry Coronel had a game-high 29 points to lead Maine.
Brown 87, UMass-Lowell 76 — Dockery Walker scored 17 points, Rafael Maia had 14 rebounds, and the visiting Bears (3-1) beat the River Hawks (0-4) in the first meeting between the schools.
Kansas 86, Iona 66 — Perry Ellis scored 21 points, freshman Joel Embiid had 16 points and 13 rebounds, and the No. 2 Jayhawks (3-0) used a big late run to pull away from the Gaels (1-2).
Kentucky 105, Texas-Arlington 76 — James Young scored 26 points, including five 3-pointers, Julius Randle added 22 points with 10 rebounds, and the No. 4 Wildcats (4-1) rolled over the visiting Mavericks (2-3).
Duke 83, East Carolina 74 — Rodney Hood scored a career-high 30 points, freshman Jabari Parker added 21 points and nine rebounds, and the No. 6 Blue Devils (4-1) survived a tougher-than-expected fight from the visiting Pirates (4-1) in the NIT Season Tipoff.
Duke led by a single point with about seven minutes left.
Oklahoma State 101, Memphis 80 — Marcus Smart scored a career-high 39 points and the No. 7 Cowboys (4-0) raced past the No. 11 Tigers in Stillwater, Okla.
Wisconsin 103, North Dakota 85 — Frank Kaminsky scored a school-record 43 points, and the No. 12 Badgers (4-0) shot a blistering 59 percent from the field in trouncing visiting UND (2-2).
Harvard 64, Fla. International 52 — Senior captain Christine Clark had 21 points on 7-of-15 shooting, Temi Fagbenle had 13 rebounds, and the host Crimson (4-1) rallied from a 32-23 halftime deficit to beat the Panthers (0-4).
Yale 78, BU 68 — Rashidat Agboola and Danielle Callahan each scored 13 points as the visiting Bulldogs (3-1) opened an 8-point lead at the half and held off the Terriers (1-3).