MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Chane Behanan scored 22 points and Louisville rallied from 16 points down in the first half to beat Memphis 87-78.
Louisville (9-1) trailed 25-9 in the first half before pulling out its fourth straight win in a rivalry against a team the Cardinals have played in three conferences. The Big East will be the fourth when Memphis joins in July.
Russ Smith scored 13 of his 19 points in the second half for Louisville. Peyton Siva added 19 points, and Luke Hancock had 11.
Joe Jackson led Memphis (6-3) with 23 points and eight assists, and Tarik Black scored 21.
NO. 7 OHIO ST. 90,
UNC ASHEVILLE 72
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Sam Thompson scored a career-high 18 points and Ohio State made the most of an opportunity to get out and run to beat UNC Asheville.
Deshaun Thomas had 17 points, Lenzelle Smith Jr. 16 and Evan Ravenel tied a career best with 12 points in the first half for the Buckeyes (8-1), who tuned up for a big showdown next Saturday against No. 9 Kansas with their fourth game on an eight-game homestand.
Keith Hornsby, son of Grammy-winning singer and pianist Bruce Hornsby, had a career-high 26 points for Asheville (3-7), which had won two straight heading into a tough three-game road trip.
Hornsby’s father watched from behind the Asheville bench.
NO. 11 CINCINNATI 72,
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Cashmere Wright scored 14 points and Cincinnati overcame an off game from top scorer Sean Kilpatrick to beat Marshall.
Cincinnati improved to 10-0 for the second time in three seasons and 10th in school history.
Kilpatrick tied his season low with 13 points on 5-of-15 shooting, while Justin Jackson scored 10 for the Bearcats. Kilpatrick overcame a poor first half with nine points in the final eight minutes.
D.D. Scarver and Elijah Pittman scored 20 points apiece for Marshall (6-5).
Last year, Marshall overcame a nine-point deficit in the second half and beat the Bearcats 73-69 in overtime in Cincinnati.
NO. 15 GEORGETOWN 81,
WESTERN CAROLINA 68
WASHINGTON — Greg Whittington scored a career-high 25 points to lead Georgetown to a win over Western Carolina.
Jabril Trawick added a career-high 14 points, and Otto Porter had 12 for the Hoyas (9-1), who took control with a 13-3 run at the end of the first half against a school that fell to 0-38 against teams ranked in the AP poll.
Tom Tankelewicz made six 3-pointers and scored 24 points to lead the Catamounts (4-7).
Georgetown is among seven Big East schools without top-level football programs who announced after the game they plan to split from the conference.
NO. 21 NORTH CAROLINA 93,
EAST CAROLINA 87
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — James Michael McAdoo scored 19 points to help North Carolina hold off East Carolina.
P.J. Hairston added 18 for the Tar Heels (8-2), who emerged from a weeklong break due to fall exams with their third straight victory. North Carolina shot 55 percent in the first half to build a 16-point lead at the break, but the Pirates — coached by former UNC guard Jeff Lebo — outplayed the Tar Heels through much of the second half and made it a tough run to the finish.
Akeem Richmond scored 17 points to lead East Carolina (6-2), which got as close as four points in the final minute, though they couldn’t overtake the Tar Heels on their home court.
NO. 22 NOTRE DAME 81,
INDIANAPOLIS — Jack Cooley had 18 points and nine rebounds to lead Notre Dame to its seventh straight victory with a win over Purdue in the Crossroads Classic.
Eric Atkins had 17 points and seven assists, Pat Connaughton scored 16 and Garrick Sherman 11 for the Fighting Irish (9-1), who have won every game during their win streak by double digits. Former Purdue player Scott Martin chipped in with five points for Notre Dame on 2-for-8 shooting.
Purdue freshman Rapheal Davis scored all 21 of his points in the second half, helping the Boilermakers trim a 23-point second-half deficit to single digits at one point. Ronnie Johnson scored 15 points and D.J. Byrd added 13 for Purdue (4-6).