VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) -Antonio Pena scored a career-high 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, and Taylor King added 16 points as No. 3 Villanova overcame a sluggish start to handily defeat Drexel 77-58 on Wednesday night.
Scottie Reynolds had 14 points, eight rebounds and six assists for the Wildcats (7-0), who improved to 18-1 all-time against the Dragons.
Villanova has won 32 consecutive games at The Pavilion, its 6,500-seat arena. The streak began with a 102-87 win over Notre Dame on Jan. 17, 2007.
Derrick Thomas scored a career-high 23 points while Chris Fouch added a career-high 20 for Drexel (3-5), which shot 31 percent (18 of 58).
No. 11 Tennessee 78, ETSU 66
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tyler Smith scored 15 points and Tennessee held off scrappy East Tennessee State.
A steal and a fastbreak layup by ETSU\'s Justin Tubbs with 15:52 left cut the Vols\' lead to 42-39. Tennessee (6-1) answered with an 11-2 run capped by a layup by Wayne Chism that boosted the lead to 53-41.
Tubbs led the Buccaneers (4-4) with 22 points.
No. 14 Connecticut 92, Boston U. 64
son scored 22 points and Connecticut bounced back from its first loss of the season with a rout of Boston University.
Kemba Walker had 15 points and 10 assists for the Huskies (5-1), while Stanley Robinson added 16 points and nine rebounds. Gavin Edwards chipped in with 12 points and nine boards.
John Holland led the Terriers (2-6) with 23 points and Jake O\'Brien added 18 points and 10 rebounds.
UConn, which was outrebounded by 13 in its loss to No. 6 Duke last Friday, had no problems with the smaller Terriers, outrebounding them 54-29.
Illinois 76, No. 18 Clemson 74
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) - Mike Tisdale hit the go-ahead jumper with 41 seconds left, then blocked David Potter\'s driving shot on Clemson\'s next possession as Illinois rallied from 23 points down for a victory.
Down 51-28 early in the second half, Illinois (5-2) finally got going with a 35-10 run to move in front in the school\'s biggest comeback ever.
Mike Davis had 22 points for Illinois, whose biggest previous rally came in 2000 when it came from 21 points down to defeat Seton Hall, 87-79.
Demontez Still, who led the Tigers with 15 points, missed a driving shot at the buzzer for Clemson (6-2). Leading scorer Trevor Booker had just three of his 12 points in the second half.
No. 20 Louisville 80, Stetson 48
Samardo Samuels added 15 points and seven rebounds while Edgar Sosa had 15 points and five assists for the Cardinals (5-1), who had little trouble bouncing back from a loss to UNLV last Saturday.
A.J. Smith led the Hatters (2-5) with 18 points, but Stetson shot 35 percent from the field and was simply no match for Louisville once the Cardinals got going midway through the first half.
Louisville used an 11-0 run to take control after a sluggish start.
No. 23 Butler 59, Ball St. 38
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) - No. 23 Butler opened with a flurry of 3-pointers, locked down on defense and rolled to its 14th consecutive win against a fellow school from Indiana.
The Bulldogs (5-2) needed a confidence boost after losing two of three games, both to Top 25 opponents, on their recent trip to California, and the Cardinals (2-3) were the perfect remedy.
Gordon Hayward, last season\'s Horizon League newcomer of the year, scored 15 points and had eight rebounds for Butler
Ball State shot 19 percent from the field in the first half and 31.7 percent for the game, produced only 11 first-half points and committed 18 turnovers. Malik Perry had 11 points and Jarrod Jones added nine for the Cardinals, who have lost three straight.

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