Kentucky guards Andrew and Aaron Harrison combined for 28 points, including 11 during a critical second-half stretch with star Julius Randle sidelined by cramps, helping the 18th-ranked Wildcats beat visiting No. 6 Louisville, 73-66, in Lexington on Saturday.
Randle's 17 first-half points staked Kentucky (10-3) to a 41-36 halftime lead before the 6-foot-9 forward went to the locker room early in the second with leg cramps. He returned but cramped again and spent the rest of the game on the bench.
The Harrison twins amply filled the void, turning a 52-51 deficit with 11 minutes, 1 second remaining into a 68-58 lead with four minutes left. Andrew Harrison and James each scored 18 points with Young adding a key three-pointer during the 17-6 run that helped Kentucky beat its in-state archrival for the fifth time in six meetings.
Russ Smith scored 19 points but was just 5 of 10 from the foul line for the Cardinals (11-2).
Duke 82, Eastern Michigan 59 - Freshman phenom Jabari Parker poured in 23 points as the No. 9 Blue Devils (10-2) thumped the Eagles (7-4) in Durham, N.C.
Andre Dawkins stepped in on very short notice for an ill Rodney Hood - who abruptly left the court to be sick just before the game began - and the fifth-year senior, who sat out last season, made the most of it. He finished with 20 points.
"It's a little bit different coming off, not playing for a year, and trying to play at this level," Dawkins said.
Hood had eight points and eight rebounds off the bench. Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said he received an IV at halftime.
Connecticut 82, Eastern Washington 65 - Shabazz Napier had 15 points and nine assists to lead the 15th-ranked Huskies (11-1) to victory over the Eagles (5-6) in Bridgeport, Conn.
The game, played 80 miles from UConn's campus during the school's winter break, gave the fans and donors in wealthy Fairfield County a chance to see the team in person. It was the first "home" game played outside of Storrs or Hartford since the Huskies lost to Syracuse, 88-71, on Jan. 3, 1987, in New Haven.
Wisconsin 80, Prairie View A&M 43 - Sam Dekker had 16 points and 11 rebounds as the No. 4 Badgers (13-0) cruised past the Panthers (2-10) in Madison, Wis.
The Badgers closed out their nonconference schedule with their best start since the 1913-14 squad went 15-0.
Ben Brust scored 11 for Wisconsin, while Frank Kaminsky and Nigel Hayes added 10 points apiece.
Montrael Scott scored 14 to lead Prairie View A&M.
Michigan State 101, New Orleans 48 - Keith Appling scored 16 of his 27 points in the first half as the fifth-ranked Spartans (11-1) demolished the Privateers (3-5) in East Lansing, Mich.
Gary Harris added 19 points, Adreian Payne had 17, and Denzel Valentine had 10 points and 13 rebounds for the Spartans in their final tune-up before beginning the Big Ten season Tuesday night at Penn State.
Massachusetts 69, Providence 67 - Derrick Gordon's putback after a three-point attempt by Trey Davis came up short with 1.1 seconds left in overtime lifted the 23d-ranked Minutemen over the Friars (10-3) in Amherst, Mass.
Bryce Cotton had 24 points for Providence. Cady Lalanne led UMass (11-1) with 14 points and 11 rebounds.
Memphis 75, Jackson State 61 - Michael Dixon scored 14 points, and Shaq Goodwin added 13 as No. 17 Memphis (9-2) beat Jackson State (4-8) in Memphis, Tenn.
Gonzaga 74, Santa Clara 60 - David Stockton had 21 points to lift the No. 24 Bulldogs (11-2) over the Broncos (7-7) in Spokane, Wash.
Missouri 68, North Carolina State 64 - Jordan Clarkson had 21 points to lead the No. 25 Tigers (11-1) past the Wolfpack (9-3) in Raleigh, N.C.