NEW YORK (AP) -Jerry Smith scored a season-high 21 points and No. 5 Louisville came up with another outstanding defensive effort in a 60-47 victory over St. John's on Sunday.
It certainly wasn't a great offensive day for the Cardinals (18-4, 9-1 Big East), who were coming off their first conference loss of the season to No. 1 Connecticut.
Smith had 19 points in the second half to match Louisville's total in the first half, its lowest of the season, as the Cardinals trailed 22-19 at the half at Madison Square Garden.
Sean Evans had 12 points and nine rebounds for the Red Storm (12-11, 3-8), who have lost three of four. St. John's shot 31.1 percent for the game, including 2-for-12 on 3s.
No. 7 Wake Forest 93, Boston College 76
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - Jeff Teague scored 27 points, freshman Al-Farouq Aminu added a season-high 26 and the Demon Deacons got back on track after losing three of four.
James Johnson had 12 points and 10 rebounds for Wake Forest (18-3, 5-3 ACC), which used a big second-half surge to bounce back from a 27-point loss at Miami.
just four of those came after halftime. Tyrese Rice added 18 points on 7-of-17 shooting and Corey Raji had 14.
No. 23 Illinois 66, No. 12 Purdue 48
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - Mike Davis scored 14 points and pulled down a career-high 16 rebounds to lead the Illini into a tie for second in the Big Ten.
Demetri McCamey added 13 points for Illinois (19-5, 7-4), which never trailed in pulling even with Ohio State two games back of conference leader Michigan State.
Illinois held Purdue (18-5, 6-4) to season lows in scoring, shooting percentage and 3-point shooting. The Boilermakers were playing without star forward Robbie Hummel, who's been out with a hairline fracture in his back but was cleared to play.
JaJuan Johnson scored 17 points to lead Purdue, while Lewis Jackson added 12.
No. 22 Washington 75, Stanford 68
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Quincy Pondexter scored 20 points, including a pair of key free throws down the stretch to help the Huskies end a 15-game losing streak at Stanford.
Isaiah Thomas added 17 points for the Huskies (17-6, 8-3 Pac-10). Jon Brockman added 13 points and 12 rebounds, and Venoy Overton had 11 points.
Landry Fields scored a career-high 22 points and had 10 rebounds to lead the Cardinal (14-7, 4-7), who have lost four of their last five. Anthony Goods added 12 points for Stanford.
left, but Thomas followed with a leaner and the Cardinal never got any closer.
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