Men's Basketball

No. 5 Lady Vols fall at home to Virginia

Monica Wright scored 35 points and Britnee Milner made a free throw with 6.4 seconds left to help No. 16 Virginia upset No. 5 Tennessee 83-82 on Monday night in Knoxville.

Trailing 80-75 with 1:44 left, Virginia (2-0) rallied as Wright made a three-pointer and Whitny Edwards converted a steal to tie it at 80.

Alex Fuller gave Tennessee an 82-80 lead with a pair of free throws with 49 seconds left before Wright tied it.

Shekinna Stricklen had a chance to give the Lady Vols the lead, but she missed a jumper with 9 seconds left and then fouled Miller.

Briana Bass and Glory Johnson scored 13 points each to lead Tennessee (1-1).

No. 9 Louisville 72, Austin Peay 42: Angel McCoughtry scored 15 points and had seven rebounds to lead Louisville to a sloppy win.

Freshman Monique Reid added 17 points and nine rebounds for the Cardinals (2-0), who are ranked in the Top 10 for the first time in program history even if they didn't play like it all night. Louisville turned the ball over 30 times and committed 24 fouls. Still, the Cardinals had little trouble with the Lady Govs (1-1).

Around the nation

No. 6 Pittsburgh 82, Miami (Ohio) 53: Jermaine Dixon hit two three-pointers while scoring eight points during host Pittsburgh's 16-2 run to start the second half.

Levance Fields had 12 points and a career-high 12 assists for Pittsburgh (2-0).

No. 22 Georgetown 71, Jacksonville 62: Greg Monroe delivered 14 points and seven rebounds in his college debut, and anchored a suffocating defense that helped host Georgetown build a lead and then hold on.

Jacksonville missed its first eight shots from the field en route to shooting only 28 percent for the first half and 35 percent for the game.

No. 23 Villanova 107, Fordham 68: Dante Cunningham scored a career-high 31 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, and Corey Stokes and Corey Fisher each scored 17 points to lead host Villanova.

No. 2 Connecticut 99, Hartford 56: Craig Austrie and freshman Kemba Walker scored 21 points each and Connecticut ran away from Hartford, the Huskies' 63rd consecutive win against an instate opponent.

No. 12 Oklahoma 94, Mississippi Valley St. 53: Blake Griffin overcame a dull start to finish with 20 points, 19 rebounds and six steals and host Oklahoma won in the first round of the NIT Season Tip-Off.

Oklahoma (2-0) will play Davidson (2-0) on Tuesday night in a matchup of preseason All-Americans — Griffin and Stephen Curry.

No. 21 Davidson 99, James Madison 64: Stephen Curry had 33 points and nine assists for Davidson in the first round of the NIT Season Tip-Off.

Curry switched from shooting guard to point guard for his junior season, but so far it hasn't affected his scoring. Monday was the 16th time in his career he's scored 30 or more points in a game.

No. 16 Marquette 106, Chicago St. 87: Wesley Matthews scored 26 points and Lazar Hayward added 21 for host Marquette, which scored its most points in almost 28 years.

Mississippi State 78, Louisiana-Monroe 49: Barry Stewart had a season-high 17 points, and Dee Bost added 14 points and seven assists to lead Mississippi State at home. The Bulldogs (2-0) shot 50 percent from the field, and were 9-for-21 from behind the arc.

Loyola of Chicago 74, Georgia 53: J.R. Blount scored 16 points for Loyola of Chicago in the first round of the NIT Season Tip-Off in West Lafayette, Ind.

Travis Leslie led Georgia with 23 points, and Terrance Woodbury added 19 for the Bulldogs. Loyola (1-1) was picked to finish eighth in the Horizon League.

Lehigh 76, Delaware State 58: Marquis Hall scored 16 points and three other Lehigh players hit double figures in the Mountain Hawks' victory over Delaware State, which will play Kentucky on Saturday.

Penn St. 74, NJIT 47: The New Jersey Institute of Technology set an NCAA record with its 35th straight loss, falling to host Penn State in the Philly Hoop Group Classic.

The Highlanders passed the previous NCAA Division I record for consecutive losses set by Sacramento State.

Vols' Hopson honored

Former University Heights star Scotty Hopson has been named Southeastern Conference Freshman Of The Week.

Hopson, who started at shooting guard for 14th-ranked Tennessee on Saturday, scored 17 points in 19 minutes in the Vols' 114-75 victory over Chattanooga.

Michael Washington of Arkansas was named the SEC Player Of The Week. Washington had career highs of 30 points and 14 rebounds in the Razorbacks' season-opening 91-87 overtime victory against Southeastern Louisiana.