HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Russ Smith scored 23 points and Gorgui Dieng had six points and 16 rebounds and Louisville, playing just hours after it moved to No. 1, used a strong second half to beat Connecticut. The Cardinals (16-1, 4-0 Big East) won their 11th straight and relied on their star backcourt against the Huskies (12-4, 2-2).
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) -- Ben McLemore scored 17 points before leaving in the final minutes with a right ankle injury, and fourth-ranked Kansas (15-1, 3-0 Big 12) rolled to a victory over Baylor (11-5, 3-1).
McLemore hit a 3-pointer and then scored an alley-oop dunk off a feed from Elijah Johnson to make it 61-42 with 2:44 remaining. The Jayhawks were back on offense when the freshman appeared to turn his ankle, lying on the court for several minutes while a trainer examined it.
McLemore eventually stood up and was helped to the Kansas locker room.
The injury was just about the only thing that didn’t go right for Kansas, which won its 14th straight game to match the fourth-longest streak in the Bill Self era.
Freshman center Isaiah Austin had 15 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Bears.