WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Josh Hart scored 24 points and Darryl Reynolds added 12 to lead No. 3 Villanova to a 79-76 victory over No. 15 Purdue on Monday night.

The Wildcats (2-0) have won eight straight games, including the six NCAA tournament victories that gave them the national title last season. They also snapped the Boilermakers’ nine-game home winning streak and became only the second team to beat Matt Painter in November since he became Purdue’s coach in 2006-07.

Isaac Haas scored 18 of his 22 points in the second half for the Boilermakers (1-1). Caleb Swanigan had 20 points, eight rebounds and four assists.

Villanova scored seven straight baskets to start the second half, charging out to a 56-45 lead. Swanigan and Haas combined for five consecutive Boilermakers buckets in a run that pulled Purdue to 61-60.

But the Boilermakers never tied the score or took the lead even though they got within one three times in the final minute. Swanigan badly missed a 3-pointer from the top of the arc in the closing seconds, and Carsen Edwards’ 3 off the rebound from the corner hit the side of the backboard as the buzzer sounded.

(11) XAVIER 86, BUFFALO 53: J.P. Macura scored 18 points and Xavier took advantage of 38 personal fouls by Buffalo, pulling away for a win at Cincinnati.

The Musketeers (2-0) quickly opened a double-digit lead and got the balance back in their offense.

Buffalo (1-1) couldn’t keep up with Xavier’s quickness and quickly got into foul trouble. The Bulls trailed 42-22 late in the first half and had more fouls (23) than points.

(12) LOUISVILLE 91, WILLIAM & MARY 58: V.J. King scored 17 points and Deng Adel added 16, including eight during Louisville’s 10-0 run to close the first half, to help the Cardinals pull away for a win at Louisville, Kentucky.

(19) WEST VIRGINIA 107, MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE 66: Nathan Adrian had 15 points and 14 rebounds for his first career double-double, helping the Mountaineers cruise to a win at Morgantown, West Virginia.

West Virginia (2-0) was sluggish at first, but after four lead changes in the first two minutes, Adrian and Jevon Carter fueled a 17-0 run.

(20) IOWA STATE 73, MOUNT ST. MARY’S 55: Monte Morris scored 18 points and Matt Thomas had 13 as the Cyclones won at Ames, Iowa.

Deonte Burton added 10 points and 13 rebounds for Iowa State (2-0), which has won its first two games by an average of 30 points.

Mount St. Mary’s (0-2) got within 10 early in the second half, but six Cyclones scored during a 15-1 run that put the game out of reach.

(21) RHODE ISLAND 107, MARIST 65: E.C. Matthews scored 22 points and Hassan Martin had 15 points and 10 rebounds to lead Rhode Island in the Hall of Fame Tipoff Tournament at Kingston, Rhode Island.

Kuran Iverson and Jared Terrell scored 14 apiece for the Rams (2-0), who are making their first appearance in The Associated Press Top 25 since 2007-08.

(23) TEXAS 80, LOUISIANA-MONROE 59: Tevin Mack returned from a one-game suspension with 14 points as the Longhorns used a big second half to win at Austin, Texas.

Texas (2-0) was back to full strength with the return of Mack and guard Kerwin Roach Jr., giving it the muscle, speed and depth lacking in a sloppy season-opening win over Incarnate Word.

(24) CINCINNATI 74, ALBANY 51: Jacob Evans III had nine points during a run that put the Bearcats in control midway through the second half, as Cincinnati overcame cold shooting and a sloppy start to win at home.


(1) NOTRE DAME 67, FORDHAM 36: Arike Ogunbowale scored 13 points to help top-ranked Notre Dame win a Preseason WNIT quarterfinal game at South Bend, Indiana.

Ogunbowale, who earned ACC player of the week honors earlier in the day, had a steal and layup to put the Irish up by 20 points early in the fourth quarter, just four minutes after Fordham had cut the lead to eight.

Lindsay Allen finished with 13 points, six rebounds and five assists for the Irish (2-0).

(2) BAYLOR 84, (9) UCLA 70: Kalani Brown set career highs with 25 points, 19 rebounds and six assists as the Lady Bears took over after halftime in a win at Waco, Texas.

A layup by Alexis Jones early in the fourth quarter started a 14-0 run over a 5-minute span for Baylor (2-0), which led 82-63 when Beatrice Mompremier made a free throw with 3:24 left.

(3) UCONN 78, (12) FLORIDA STATE 76: UConn’s winning streak stayed alive, but just barely. Napheesa Collier scored 28 points and had a big block in the final few seconds to lead the Huskies to a win at Tallahassee, Florida.

UConn extended its winning streak to 76 games, the third longest streak in college basketball history.

Florida State had a chance to beat the third-ranked Huskies at the end, but Imani Wright’s 3-pointer was short, allowing the four-time defending national champions to hold on in their season opener.

(4) SOUTH CAROLINA 92, OHIO STATE 80: Kaela Davis scored 37 points in her South Carolina debut as the Gamecocks opened their season with a win at Columbus, Ohio.

Davis, a two-time All-ACC selection and the conference’s leading scorer in 2014-15 for Georgia Tech before transferring and sitting out last season, scored seven points to help the Gamecocks go from a two-point lead to a 64-56 advantage in the third quarter.

South Carolina led 67-59 after three periods.

Allisha Gray, a transfer from North Carolina, added 24 points for the Gamecocks.

(11) STANFORD 71, (8) TEXAS 59: Brittany McPhee scored a career-high 28 points while Erica McCall added 17 points and six blocked shots, as host Stanford avenged a home loss against Texas two years ago.

McPhee shot 11 for 15 and had seven rebounds, while McCall had five boards and five of her blocked shots in the first half as Stanford (2-0) shot 54.9 percent to spoil Texas’ season opener.