College Basketball: Top 25 Roundup – Villanova upsets Pittsburgh

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 29, 2009

Associated Press
The Top 25 roundup …
PHILADELPHIA ó Reggie Redding had a career-high 18 points and seven rebounds to lead No. 21 Villanova to a win in the final college basketball game played in the Spectrum.
Dante Cunningham added 15 points for the Wildcats (16-4, 4-3 Big East), who beat a ranked team for the first time in five tries this season.
Sam Young had 14 points for the Panthers (18-2, 6-2).
No. 2 Connecticut 71, DePaul 49
ROSEMONT, Ill. ó Jerome Dyson scored 18 points and No. 2 Connecticut won its eighth straight.
The Huskies (19-1, 8-1 Big East) sent the Blue Demons (8-13, 0-8) to their eighth straight loss. Now, with No. 1 Duke losing to Wake Forest, UConn could grab the top ranking ó assuming there’s no letdown against Providence on Saturday.
No. 7 Louisville 80, South Florida 54
LOUISVILLE, Ky. ó Edgar Sosa scored 16 points, Samardo Samuels had 14 and Earl Clark added 12 points and seven rebounds for the Cardinals (16-3, 7-0 Big East).
Providence 100, No. 15 Syracuse 94
PROVIDENCE, R.I. ó Sharaud Curry scored a season-high 22 points to lead six players in double figures, carrying Providence to an upset over Syracuse.
Marshon Brooks scored 17 points, and Geoff McDermott and Jonathan Kale each scored 15 for Providence (14-6, 6-2 Big East), which won for the seventh time in nine games and matched its best Big East start since 2000-01. Randall Hanke Weyinmi Efejuku had 12 points apiece for Providence.
Jonny Flynn led Syracuse (17-5, 5-4) with a career-high 35 points and Eric Devendorf had 27. The Orange lost their fourth in five games.
No. 18 Memphis 85, East Carolina 64
GREENVILLE ó Antonio Anderson scored a season-high 26 points for Memphis.
Tyreke Evans added 18 points for the Tigers (17-3, 6-0 Conference USA), who won their 48th consecutive game against conference competition.
Jamar Abrams scored 18 points to lead the Pirates (10-9, 2-4), who lost for the eighth time in 10 games after starting the season 8-1.
Cincinnati 65, No. 25 Georgetown 57.
CINCINNATI ó The Hoyas (12-7, 3-5) were coming off a deflating 65-60 loss at Seton Hall, which hadn’t won a game in the Big East until Sunday. Afterward, coach John Thompson III proclaimed that his team was in a “bad situation right now.”
It got a whole lot worse against Cincinnati (14-7, 4-4), which sent Georgetown to its fourth straight defeat. It is Georgetown’s longest losing streak since 2004-05, Thompson’s first season.