Associated Press GLENS FALLS, N.Y. -- Hometown hero Jimmer Fredette scored 26 points to lift No. 18 BYU past Vermont 86-58 on Wednesday night. A senior guard and AP preseason All-American who starred at Glens Falls High School, Fredette made his first three shots and led the Cougars in scoring for the eighth time in their nine victories to open the season. Noah Hartsock had 14 points and 12 rebounds while Brandon Davies added 12 points for the Cougars (9-0). Brendan Bald scored 14 points for the Catamounts (6-2), the home team in name only, who scored the opening basket but never held another lead. No. 3 Pittsburgh 70, Delaware St. 42 PITTSBURGH -- Reserve Dante Taylor scored a career-high 14 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for his first career double-double and led Pittsburgh to a victory over Delaware State. Taylor played just 15 minutes as coach Jamie Dixon went to his bench early. J.J. Moore, another reserve, scored 10 points. Ashton Gibbs had nine points as 11 players scored for the Panthers, who used their size to outrebound the Hornets 41-18. Pitt (10-0) has won 10 consecutive games to start the season for the seventh time in the past eight seasons. Jordan Lawson had 11 points for Delaware State (4-4), which had won its last two games. No. 6 UConn 78, Fairleigh Dickinson 54 STORRS, Conn. -- Kemba Walker scored 21 points to lead four Huskies in double figures and Connecticut beat Fairleigh Dickinson. Jeremy Lamb had 12 points for UConn (8-0) while fellow freshmen Roscoe Smith and Shabazz Napier had 10 points each. Smith had 10 rebounds and Napier added five assists. Kamil Svrdlik led Fairleigh Dickinson (3-4) with 21 points. No. 12 Villanova 65, Penn 53 PHILADELPHIA -- Senior guard Corey Stokes scored a career-high 34 points, including seven in a key second-half stretch, and Villanova held off Penn. The Wildcats (8-1) were held to a season-low point total but recorded their eighth straight victory over the Quakers (4-4). No. 22 Minnesota 83, Saint Joseph's 73 PHILADELPHIA -- Devoe Joseph scored 19 points, including a 3-pointer to start a key second-half stretch, and Minnesota beat Saint Joseph's. Blake Hoffarber added 14 points for the Gophers (8-1). Trevor Mbakwe had 12 points and 16 rebounds for Minnesota, while Ralph Sampson III and Maurice Walker both had 10 points. Carl Jones led Saint Joseph's with a career-high 29 points and Langston Galloway added 21 for the Hawks (3-6). No. 24 Louisville 61, San Francisco 35 LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Peyton Siva and Terrence Jennings both scored 14 points for Louisville in a win over San Francisco. The Cardinals (7-0) led 25-24 at halftime against the Dons (3-5) before holding them to five field goals in the second half.