Freshman Eli Carter scored 19 points, and Rutgers beat a top-10 team for the second time this season, defeating No. 8 Connecticut, 67-60, in coach Jim Calhoun's return from a three-game NCAA suspension, in Piscataway, N.J.
Freshman Myles Mack added 14 points for the Scarlet Knights (9-7, 1-2 Big East), who beat then-No. 10 Florida, 85-83 in double overtime, on Dec. 29. The win snapped Connecticut's 10-game winning streak against Rutgers, going back to Jan. 30, 2002.
Syracuse 73, Marquette 66 - Kris Joseph scored 17 points, Brandon Triche added 16, and the top-ranked Orange (17-0, 4-0 Big East) remained unbeaten with a victory over No. 20 Marquette (12-4, 1-2). Darius Johnson-Odom led the visiting Eagles with 19 points.