LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Quentin Snider scored a career-high 22 points, including a key drive with 1:44 remaining, and Jaylen Johnson and Donovan Mitchell combined for four points in the final 16 seconds to help No. 10 Louisville beat No. 6 Kentucky 73-70 on Wednesday night in the 50th battle for Bluegrass bragging rights.

After managing just two rebounds in 28 minutes last year in Lexington, Snider rebounded with 10-of-19 shooting to help the Cardinals earn a signature win against their in-state rival. But he needed help down the stretch with Johnson’s layup with 16 seconds left and Mitchell’s two free throws with 8 seconds left providing a three-point edge that helped end a four-game losing streak in the series.

Malik Monk’s 3-point attempt to tie for Kentucky bounced off the front of the rim with 3 seconds left, and Deng Adel grabbed the rebound to seal the win for Louisville (11-1).

The tense ending was fitting in a thriller that featured 10 ties and nine lead changes between foes located about 80 miles apart.

De’Aaron Fox led Kentucky (10-2) with 21 points while Monk had 16 points, one game after scoring a freshman-record 47 against North Carolina.

(1) VILLANOVA 90, AMERICAN 48: Josh Hart scored 20 points to lead host Villanova to its 18th straight win.

The Wildcats (12-0) shook off a sluggish first half and crushed Eagles (3-8) over the final 20 minutes, scoring on 15 of their first 20 possessions of the second half.

(4) BAYLOR 89, TEXAS SOUTHERN 63: Johnathan Motley had 17 points and 11 rebounds and Baylor (12-0) finished its perfect run through nonconference play with a win over the Tigers (4-9) at Waco, Texas.

(5) DUKE 72, ELON 61: Luke Kennard scored 21 points while Duke star Grayson Allen received a technical foul for his third tripping incident in a year as the Blue Devils (12-1) rallied past Elon (7-5) at Greensboro, North Carolina, for their 10th straight win.

Allen was whistled with 4:15 left in the first half after getting tangled with a driving Steven Santa Ana, sending Santa Ana to the floor. Officials reviewed replays that showed Allen kicking his right leg up and catching the back of Santa Ana’s left knee.

(8) NORTH CAROLINA 85, NORTHERN IOWA 42: Kennedy Meeks scored 10 of his 18 points during North Carolina’s dominant second half and the Tar Heels (11-2) won at home.

(13) BUTLER 81, VERMONT 69: Andrew Chrabascz scored a season-high 28 points and Butler (11-1) shot 69.6 percent from the field in the second half in downing the Catamounts (8-5) at Indianapolis.

Drew Urquhart and Trae Bell-Haynes each scored 14 points to lead Vermont.

(15) PURDUE 91, NORFOLK STATE 45: Caleb Swanigan had a career-best 32 points and 20 rebounds – his fourth consecutive double-double – to lead the Boilermakers (11-2) past Norfolk State (3-10) at West Lafayette, Indiana, for their sixth straight win.


(1) CONNECTICUT 84, NEBRASKA 41: Katie Lou Samuelson scored 23 points and Kia Nurse added 20 to help UConn (11-0) rout host Nebraska (4-8) for the Huskies’ 86th consecutive victory.

The streak is the second longest in NCAA women’s basketball history behind the 90 straight UConn won from 2008-11.

(4) MARYLAND 77, DUQUESNE 57: Brionna Jones had 20 points and 10 rebounds and Shatori Walker-Kimbrough added 17 points as the Terrapins (12-0) smothered Duquesne (6-7) early then pulled away late in a win at Pittsburgh.

(6) SOUTH CAROLINA 70, SAVANNAH STATE 30: A’ja Wilson scored 18 points and South Carolina (10-1) cruised to a victory over Savannah State (2-9) in Georgia.

Allisha Gray added 12 points and Tyasha Harris 10 for the Gamecocks.

(7) FLORIDA STATE 83, MERCER 40: Leticia Romero scored 17 points, Ivey Slaughter had 13 points and 11 rebounds and Florida State (12-1) routed the Bears (9-3) in Georgia.