Sean Kilpatrick scored 25 points and led a second-half surge that carried No. 11 Cincinnati to a 60-45 victory over Xavier on Wednesday night, renewing their crosstown rivalry amicably one year after it was marred by a brawl.
The Bearcats (11-0) won in a downtown Cincinnati arena that has become the rivalry's stage for the next two years, an attempt to take the nasty edge off the annual game. No technical fouls, no showing off, no on-court dustups.
Cincinnati pulled ahead in the second half behind Kilpatrick, who had nine points in a 17-4 run that put it ahead to stay. Travis Taylor led Xavier (7-3) with 12 points.
Xavier and Cincinnati fans were seated on opposite sides of the arena as both schools hoped to get past last year's ugliness.
Texas 85, North Carolina 67 - Sheldon McClellan scored 18 points as the Longhorns upset the No. 23 Tar Heels. Julien Lewis added 16 points for host Texas (7-4). Reggie Bullock led the Tar Heels (8-3) with 18 points. It was the Tar Heels' first loss since being clobbered by then-No. 1 Indiana on Nov. 27.
Pittsburgh 71, Delaware St. 43 - Talib Zanna had a game-high 20 points to pace the Panthers (11-1) over the visiting Hornets (5-7).
Indiana 93, Mount St. Mary's 54 - Four days after suffering their first loss of the season, the Hoosiers (10-1) looked like a team ready to make amends. Five players scored in double figures for host Indiana in its pounding of the Mountaineers (4-5).
Ursinus 93, Eastern 77 - Freshman guard Malik Draper scored a game-high 24 points to lead the host Bears (5-5) over the Eagles (2-9). He was one of four Bears in double figures as they withstood a second-half rally that put Eastern within seven.
Chestnut Hill 76, Goldey-Beacom 62 - Sophomore center Seamus Radtke (Father Judge) scored a career-high 21 points and added 10 rebounds to lead the host Griffins to a Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference win over the Lightning. Goldey-Beacom (5-8, 2-3) had a 39-38 lead at the half, but the Griffins (5-6, 2-2) came roaring back after intermission to take control of the game.
Univ. of the Sciences 57, Holy Family 52 - Garret Kerr had 18 points and 16 rebounds to lead the Devils (4-8, 3-3 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference) over the Tigers (5-6).