Jordan Theodore scored all 19 of his points in the second half and host Seton Hall ended almost 11 years of frustration by stunning No. 8 Connecticut 75-63 on Tuesday night in Coach Kevin Willard's biggest win since taking over the program last season.
Jeremy Lamb had 19 points for Connecticut, which was playing its final game without Coach Jim Calhoun, who is serving a three-game NCAA suspension. Niels Giffey was the only other Huskie in double figures with 11.
Theodore, who also had 11 assists, hit two free throws that seemed to get him untracked after missing his first seven shots in the game.
With the Pirates leading 45-36 with just over 12 minutes to play, Theodore hit three three-pointers in a 12-6 spurt that pushed the lead to 57-42.
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Willard played his freshman year at Western Kentucky in 1992-93. The Pirates had lost 25 of the last 27 games against UConn.
South Carolina 79, South Carolina State 51: Malik Cooke and Damontre Harris scored 11 points each to lead South Carolina's balanced scoring in a victory over visiting South Carolina State.
All 12 players scored at least one point for the Gamecocks (8-6), who won their fourth straight and sixth of their past seven in their final nonconference game of the season.
Bruce Ellington, Damien Leonard and RJ Slawson added nine points apiece for South Carolina.
No. 6 Ohio St. 71, Nebraska 40: Jared Sullinger had 19 points and 12 rebounds, and Ohio State shook off its most recent loss with a victory over Nebraska.
Deshaun Thomas added 15 points and William Buford had 13 for the Buckeyes, who won their 35th consecutive home game.
Bellevue 102, Union 73: Union College's Ian Davis scored a career-high 25 points, but No. 9 Bellevue controlled things from the start, besting the Bulldogs in NAIA action. The game was part of the 2011 McDonald's CAM JAM Classic held at the College of the Ozarks.
Davis had a career-best in rebounding as well, pulling down 13 boards to notch his second double-double in as many days.
No. 14 Louisville 70, Marquette 53: Shoni Schimmel scored 17 points and Bria Smith had 14 of her 16 in the second half to lead host Louisville over Marquette .
Becky Burke added 13 points and Cierra Warren 10 for Louisville (13-2, 2-0 Big East), which went on a 16-6 run over the final 5:29 of the game to win its sixth straight since a Dec. 4 loss to Kentucky.
Sarina Simmons, who returned from a first-half collision with Louisville's Asia Taylor, scored 17 points to lead the Golden Eagles (9-6, 0-2).
Schimmel helped the Cardinals overcome a 3-of-13 start from the field by scoring 10 of Louisville's first 20 points.
Reinhardt 66, Union 63: Visiting Reinhardt, Ga., executed down the stretch and pulled out the upset over No. 19 Union in Appalachian Athletic Conference play.
The Lady Eagles (7-8) overcame a 10-point deficit with 11:15 to play to earn the conference win..
Junior Lindsey Waters led all scorers with 20 points.