Marquette defeated Connecticut in overtime in the Big East opener for both teams after G Junior Cadougan drained a dramatic game-tying 3-pointer at the end of regulation. UConn was led by G Shabazz Napier with 29.
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.