A.J. Price scored a season-high 24 points - including the three-pointer that sent the game into overtime - and Jerome Dyson scored six of his 21 points in the extra period to rally No. 2 Connecticut to a wild 88-83 victory over eighth-ranked Gonzaga (8-2) in Seattle yesterday.

Dyson and Price rallied the Huskies (10-0) from 11 points down in the second half.

"This game assured me of our toughness," Price said. "Being able to battle adversity, down 11 in the second half on the road and come back? We are tough."

Arizona State 77, Brigham Young 76 -

Referees overturned a basket by BYU's Charles Abouo at the buzzer, preserving a come-from-behind victory for the No. 20 Sun Devils (9-1) over the Cougars (10-1) in Glendale, Ariz.

Michigan State 67, Texas 63 -

Durrell Summers hit a three-pointer with 18.6 seconds left as the No. 19 Spartans (8-2) beat the fifth-ranked Longhorns (9-2) in Houston.

Minnesota 70, Louisville 64 -

Al Nolen scored 18 points, 13 from the free-throw line, and the Golden Gophers (10-0) upset the ninth-ranked Cardinals (7-2) in Glendale, Ariz. Minnesota is off to its best start since 11-0 in 1976-77.

Syracuse 72, Memphis 65 -

Jonny Flynn had 24 points and six assists as the No. 11 Orange (11-1) beat the No. 23 Tigers (6-3) in Memphis. Neumann-Goretti product Rick Jackson had 14 points and seven rebounds for the Orange.

Tennessee 79, Belmont 77 -

Bobby Maze hit a key three-pointer and the No. 16 Vols (8-2) held on to avoid an upset bid by the Bruins (4-4) in Knoxville. Tennessee had to rally from a six-point second-half deficit.

North Carolina 85, Valparaiso 63 -

Tyler Hansbrough scored 25 points and the top-ranked Tar Heels (11-0) overcame a sluggish start before rolling to a win over the Crusaders (3-7) in Chicago. North Carolina won by double figures for the 11th straight game, tying a school record.

Duke 82, Xavier 64 -

Jon Scheyer scored 23 points to lead the sixth-ranked Blue Devils (10-1) to a blowout win over the No. 7 Musketeers (9-1) in East Rutherford, N.J. Episcopal Academy product Gerald Henderson added 19 points for Duke.


No. 13


shut down national scoring leader Stephen Curry in a 76-58 victory over No. 22


in Indianapolis. Curry, who entered the game averaging 31.9 points, scored 13. . . . Luke Harangody had 20 points and eight rebounds, leading No. 12

Notre Dame

to an 88-50 victory over

Delaware State

in South Bend, Ind. . . .




, 67-37, in Piscataway, N.J.

Chris Wright scored 19 points to lead No. 15


to a 69-58 win over

Mount St. Mary's

in Washington. . . . Evan Turner had 21 points to guide No. 17

Ohio State

to a 71-53 victory over


in Columbus. . . . Lenape product Ryan Thompson scored 19 points as host



New Jersey Tech,

70-49, handing Tech its 43d straight loss.


North Carolina 68, Illinois 59 -

The No. 2 Tar Heels (12-0) used an 18-2 second-half run to prevail over the Illini (4-7) in Myrtle Beach, S.C.


No. 13

Notre Dame

blew out

Loyola of Chicago

by 89-45 in South Bend, Ind.