Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim won for the 903rd time in his career to pass Bob Knight for second all-time in Division I in career wins. Louisville overcame a slow start to defeat Providence for its eighth straight win. South Florida defeated in-state rival Central Florida to win its fourth consecutive game.
Louisville finally got past John Calipari and Kentucky, and DePaul saw its seven-game win streak snapped. Hours after UConn coach Kevin Ollie signed a five-year extension, the Huskies defeated Washington. Syracuse rebounded from its first loss of the season with a convincing win over Alcorn State.