No. 3 Pittsburgh 70,
Delaware St. 42
PITTSBURGH — Reserve Dante Taylor scored a career-high 14 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for his first career double-double and led No. 3 Pittsburgh to a 70-42 victory over Delaware State on Wednesday night.
Taylor played just 15 minutes as coach Jamie Dixon went to his bench early. J.J. Moore, another reserve, scored 10 points. Ashton Gibbs had nine points as 11 players scored for the Panthers, who used their size to outrebound the Hornets 41-18.
Pitt (10-0) has won 10 consecutive games to start the season for the seventh time in the past eight seasons. The Panthers have won 45 of their past 46 home games and are 82-1 against non-conference opponents at Petersen Events Center.
No. 6 Connecticut 78,
Fairleigh Dickinson 54
STORRS, Conn. — Kemba Walker scored 21 points to lead four Huskies in double figures and No. 6 Connecticut beat Fairleigh Dickinson 78-54 on Wednesday night.
Walker came in leading the nation in scoring at over 29 points a game, but UConn didn’t need that many from him on Wednesday.
Jeremy Lamb had 12 points while fellow freshmen Roscoe Smith and Shabazz Napier had 10 points each. Smith had 10 rebounds and Napier added five assists.
No. 12 Villanova 65,
PHILADELPHIA — Senior guard Corey Stokes scored a career-high 34 points, including seven in a key second-half stretch, and No. 12 Villanova held off pesky Penn 65-53 on Wednesday night in the Palestra.
The Wildcats (8-1) were held to a season-low point total but recorded their eighth straight victory over the Quakers. The outcome was in doubt until Villanova went on a 9-2 run midway through the second half to extend a 40-34 lead to 49-36.
Stokes scored seven of those points, including a 3-pointer with 8:40 left to reach 1,000 for his career.
No. 16 Illinois 74,
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Demetri McCamey scored 29 points, including 11 straight in a key second-half stretch, to lead No. 16 Illinois to a 74-63 comeback victory over Oakland on Wednesday night.
The Illini (9-1) didn’t lead until McCamey hit a basket, drew a foul and made the free throw with just under 15 minutes left in the game. That put them ahead 37-36. He followed the three-point play with consecutive 3-pointers and a layup that put Illinois up 45-36. The Illini didn’t trail again.
Oakland (5-4) led 28-24 at the end of a sloppy first half. The first few minutes were inadvertently played with a smaller women’s ball.
No. 18 BYU 86,
GLENS FALLS, N.Y. — Hometown hero Jimmer Fredette scored 26 points to lift No. 18 BYU past Vermont 86-58 on Wednesday night.
A senior guard and AP preseason All-America who starred at Glens Falls High School, Fredette made his first three shots and led the Cougars in scoring for the eighth time in their nine victories to open the season.
Noah Hartsock had 14 points and 13 rebounds and Brandon Davies added 12 points for the Cougars (9-0).