The conference appeared to be headed for a 6-0 night until Marquette suffered a shocking loss to Green Bay. The Golden Eagles scored only 16 points after halftime in a 49-47 loss. Louisville coach Rick Pitino got the better of his son Richard in a 79-55 win, and Cincinnati used a stifling defensive effort to defeat in-city rival Xavier 60-45
Louisville overcame a slow start to outlast Memphis in a physical contest Saturday. Georgetown continued to break out of a mini-offensive slump after cracking 80 for the second straight game, while Pitt, Marquette, and Syracuse defended their respective home courts against inferior opponents. Cincinnati improved to 10-0 for the second time in three seasons with a win over Marshall.