MEN'S TOP 25 Pitino-less Louisville rolls; Kentucky drops Mississippi

Pitt stretched its home winning streak to 38 games.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Louisville didn't miss Rick Pitino in its first game without its ailing coach.
With assistant Kevin Willard in charge, the fourth-ranked Cardinals beat Houston 64-48 Wednesday for their 16th consecutive victory.
Pitino received treatment at the Cleveland Clinic for an undisclosed ailment that's caused him pain for months.
Larry O'Bannon and Nate Daniels scored 17 points apiece to lead Louisville (16-1, 6-0 Conference USA).
No. 5 Kentucky 71, Mississippi 61
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Erik Daniels scored a career-high 24 points and reserve Antwain Barbour hit four 3-pointers to lead Kentucky (14-2, 4-1 Southeastern Conference).
No. 6 Connecticut 96,Virginia Tech 60
BLACKSBURG, Va. -- Rashad Anderson hit six 3-pointers and scored a career-high 26 points and Ben Gordon added 22 for the Huskies (16-3, 4-1 Big East).
Bryant Matthews scored 25 points for Virginia Tech (8-9, 1-5)
No. 7 Pittsburgh 68,Boston College 58
PITTSBURGH -- Chris Taft led a midgame 14-0 run and Carl Krauser had five key points down the stretch to help Pittsburgh run their Division I-leading home-court winning streak to 38 games.
The Panthers (20-1, 6-1 in Big East) needed a game-ending 14-3 run to win after squandering a 12-point lead.
No. 8 Cincinnati 80,East Carolina 57
CINCINNATI -- Tony Bobbitt made a pair of 3-pointers in the span of half a minute to spark Cincinnati (15-1, 6-1 C-USA).
Cincinnati missed 11 of its first 15 shots until Bobbitt's 3-pointers sparked the Bearcats on a 16-4 run for 26-13 lead with 8:08 remaining in the half.
No. 11 Mississippi State 82,Tennessee 60
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Lawrence Roberts scored 20 points and Timmy Bowers had 18 to lead Mississippi State (17-1, 6-1 SEC) to its fourth straight double-digit victory.
No. 12 North Carolina 68,N.C. State 66
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Raymond Felton scored 14 points and Rashad McCants added 13 to lead North Carolina, and Sean May had 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Tar Heels (13-4, 3-3 Atlantic Coast Conference).
No. 15 Kansas 78, Kansas St. 70
MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Keith Langford scored 19 points and Aaron Miles matched a season high with 12 assists to lead Kansas (13-3, 5-0 Big 12). Wayne Simien added 16 points for the Jayhawks.
No. 24 S. Carolina 57,Vanderbilt 55
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Kerbrell Brown tapped in Josh Gonner's miss with 1.9 seconds remaining for South Carolina's (18-2, 5-1 SEC) fifth straight win.
No. 25 Oklahoma 78, Baylor 67
WACO, Texas -- Jason Detrick had 15 points to lead Oklahoma (12-4, 2-3 Big 12) to its 19th straight win over Baylor.