– The Associated Press

STORRS, Conn. – Peyton Siva scored 19 points, including two key layups in the second overtime, and No. 23 Louisville upset No. 5 Connecticut 79-78 in a Big East men’s basketball game Saturday.

Terrence Jennings added 16 points and 10 rebounds, and Preston Knowles and Kyle Kuric each added 15 points for Cardinals (17-4, 6-2 Big East), who have won four of their last five games to take sole possession of second place in the Big East.

The Cardinals came back from a nine-point second-half deficit. They tied the game in regulation on Siva’s layup with 29 seconds left and sent the game into a second overtime on Siva’s dunk.

Shabazz Napier had 18 of his 23 points after halftime for UConn (17-3, 5-3). Jeremy Lamb had 21 and Kemba Walker added 20. But Walker missed a jumper at the end of regulation and a long 3-pointer at the end of the second overtime that would have given the Huskies the win.

The loss snapped a six-game winning streak for UConn.

Louisville hit just four 3-pointers in regulation but hit another four in the two OTs.

(1) OHIO STATE 58, NORTHWESTERN 57: Jared Sullinger hit the second of two free throws with 3.5 seconds left and Ohio State (22-0, 9-0 Big Ten) overcame a furious rally by Northwestern (13-8, 3-7) for a win at Evanston, Ill.

Sullinger finished with 21 points and Aaron Craft had 13 points for the Buckeyes, who pulled out to a 13-point lead in the second half before Michael Thompson led a comeback by the Wildcats with 13 of his 16 points. Thompson’s 3-pointer with 3:51 left capped a 21-7 run as the Wildcats took a 55-54 lead.

Seconds later, Ohio State’s Jon Diebler hit a 3-pointer to put the Buckeyes right back in front, 57-55. Thompson’s basket tied the game again with 1:31 left.

(2) PITTSBURGH 65, RUTGERS 62: Ashton Gibbs scored 24 points and Pittsburgh (20-2, 8-1 Big East) avoided a second straight upset by holding off Rutgers (12-9, 3-6) at Piscataway, N.J.

The Panthers scored 12 of their last 15 points from the free throw line and hit only one basket in the final 7:03, a long 3-pointer by Gibbs with 55 seconds to play.

(6) KANSAS 90, KANSAS STATE 66: Markieff Morris had 20 points and nine rebounds, Thomas Robinson had 17 points and nine rebounds and Kansas (20-1, 5-1 Big 12) eased past Kansas State (14-8, 2-5) at Lawrence, Kan.

(7) TEXAS 71, (11) MISSOURI 58: Jordan Hamilton had 16 points and 13 rebounds, and Texas (18-3, 6-0 Big 12) beat Missouri (17-4, 3-3) at Austin, Texas.

(21) GEORGETOWN 69, (8) VILLANOVA 66: Austin Freeman scored 10 of Georgetown’s final 12 points and finished with 30 to lead Hoyas (16-5, 5-4 Big East) over Villanova (17-4, 5-3) at Philadelphia.

The Wildcats cut the lead to one point three times in the final 1:15, but each time Freeman pushed it back to three.

Corey Fisher, who finished with 15 points, got Villanova to 63-62 with two free throws with 1:15 to play.

NEW MEXICO 86, (9) BYU 77: Freshmen Tony Snell and Kendall Williams each scored 16 points, helping New Mexico (14-8, 3-4 Mountain West) upset Brigham Young (20-2, 6-1) at Albuquerque, N.M.

Jimmer Fredette finished with 32 points for BYU.

MARQUETTE 76, (9) SYRACUSE 70: Jae Crowder scored 13 of his 25 points in the second half and Marquette (14-8, 5-4 Big East) handed visiting Syracuse (18-4, 5-4) its fourth straight loss.

C.J. Fair’s layup tied the game at 64, but Crowder’s layup put Marquette ahead by two. Kris Joseph’s jumper tied it for the last time for Syracuse, which never led in the game. Jimmy Butler hit a 3-pointer with 1:51 to go and Darius Johnson-Odom made another 3 as Marquette held on.

(12) PURDUE 73, (6) MINNESOTA 61: JaJuan Johnson scored 24 points, leading Purdue (18-4, 7-2 Big Ten) to a win over Minnesota (16-5, 5-4) at West Lafayette, Ind.

NEBRASKA 57, (13) TEXAS A&M 48: Jorge Brian Diaz scored 16 points and Nebraska (15-5, 3-3 Big 12) held Texas A&M (17-3, 4-2) to two field goals over the final 10 minutes for a win at Lincoln, Neb.

(14) KENTUCKY 66, GEORGIA 60: Doron Lamb scored 19 points, including a pair of baskets to halt a late Georgia rally, and Kentucky (16-4, 4-2 SEC) held the Bulldogs (14-6, 3-4) at Lexington, Ky.

PENN STATE 56, (17) WISCONSIN 52: Talor Battle scored 20 of his 22 points in the second half and Penn State (12-8, 5-4 Big Ten) upset Wisconsin (15-5, 5-3) at State College, Pa.

ARKANSAS 89, (19) VANDERBILT 78: Rotnei Clarke scored 36 points and Michael Sanchez had 20 off the bench as Arkansas (14-6, 4-3 SEC) handed Vanderbilt (15-5, 3-3) its first home loss this season.

CLEMSON 62, (22) FLORIDA STATE 44: Jerai Grant had 14 points and Clemson (15-6, 4-3 ACC) ran out to 22-6 lead and knocked off Florida State (15-6, 5-2) at Clemson, S.C.

MISSISSIPPI STATE 71, (24) FLORIDA 64: Dee Bost scored 24 points, Kodi Augustus and Renardo Sidney each added 16, and Mississippi State (11-9, 3-3 SEC) beat Florida (16-5, 5-2) at Starkville, Miss.