LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Desi Rodriguez had a season-high 29 points, including an off-balance bank shot with 8 seconds remaining, to rally Seton Hall to a 79-77 upset victory over No. 17 Louisville on Sunday.
After Deng Adel's leaner tied it at 77, the Pirates ran the clock down before Rodriguez got the ball and dribbled left. He fired a hard shot off the glass for the lead in a tense, back-and-forth game between former Big East Conference rivals. The Pirates made their final seven shots.
Quentin Snider's 3-point attempt for the winner missed with 4 seconds left and Rodriguez got the rebound to spark an on-court celebration for Seton Hall (7-1). The Pirates have won three straight.
Khadeen Carrington had 18 points, Myles Powell had 13 including a key 3-pointer and Angel Delgado had 10 points and 13 rebounds for the Pirates. Adel had 20 points and Quentin Snider 15 for Louisville (4-2).
NO. 3 MICHIGAN STATE 86, NEBRASKA 57
EAST LANSING, Mich. — Nick Ward matched his season high with 22 points and Michigan State beat Nebraska in the Big Ten opener for both teams.
The Spartans (7-1) have won six straight since losing to top-ranked Duke, beating each team by at least 18 points.
Jaren Jackson had 15 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks, Cassius Winston scored 16 points and had seven assists, and Miles Bridges added 12 points for the Spartans.
The Cornhuskers (6-3) kept it close for about 10 minutes, unlike No. 5 Notre Dame in an 81-63 loss Thursday night. James Palmer led Nebraska with 15 points.
NO. 5 NOTRE DAME 71, ST. FRANCIS (BROOKLYN) 53
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Martinas Geben had 14 points and 10 rebounds to help Notre Dame beat St. Francis despite ejections to All-American Bonzie Colson and coach Mike Brey with 6:02 left.
Colson, who had 13 points and nine rebounds, was called for a flagrant foul when he swung his elbows and floored the Terriers' Glenn Sanabria. As Colson left the court following his ejection, Brey had to be restrained twice by his coaching staff, the second time leading to his ejection.
Matt Farrell added 12 points for the Fighting Irish (7-1). Jalen Jordan, Rasheem Dunn and Darelle Porter each had 10 points for St. Francis (2-6).
NO. 12 MINNESOTA 89, RUTGERS 67
MINNEAPOLIS — Nate Mason scored a season-high 26 points, Jordan Murphy had his ninth straight double-double to start the season and No. 12 Minnesota beat Rutgers 89-67 on Sunday night in the Big Ten opener for both teams.
Murphy finished with 18 points and 16 rebounds to extend the nation's longest double-double streak. He came into the game leading the country in rebounding at 12.5 per game.
Reggie Lynch added 16 points, nine rebounds and five blocks for the Gophers (8-1), and Amir Coffey had 11 points and seven assists. Minnesota was coming off a five-point loss to No. 10 Miami on Wednesday night.
Mamadou Doucoure had 13 points and nine rebounds for Rutgers (6-2).
NO. 13 NORTH CAROLINA 97, TULANE 73
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Luke Maye had 22 points and 10 rebounds and North Carolina routed Tulane.
Kenny Williams and Joel Berry II added 13 points apiece to help the Tar Heels (8-1) win their third straight. The defending national champions shot a season-best 65.5 percent and hit nearly 68 percent during their best-shooting half of the season, helping them put this one away by halftime.
Melvin Frazier scored 27 points for Tulane (6-2).
UCF 65, NO. 24 ALABAMA 62
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — A.J. Davis made the go-ahead free throw with 25 seconds remaining, then Terrell Allen stole the ball and fired it to Dayon Griffin for an easy layup that sealed Central Florida's upset victory.
Allen finished with 16 points and eight assists, Djordjije Mumin had 11 points, and Griffin added 10 points and six rebounds for the Knights (5-3). Donta Hall had 20 points and four blocks for Alabama (6-2).