Quincy Wadley, who had scored 28 points this season, scored 17 last night, all in the first half, and No. 17 Temple hung on to beat Villanova, 69-66, in Philadelphia.
Temple (4-2) extended a 40-33 halftime lead to 59-46 on a three-pointer by Lynn Greer with 8 minutes 18 seconds to play. The Wildcats (3-2) then went on a 17-5 run with all but the last two points coming on three-pointers.
Senior forward Brian Lynch, who finished with career highs of 22 points and six three-pointers, had four consecutive threes during the run that ended with Malik Allen's short jumper that made it 64-63 with 2:37 to play.
Lamont Barnes's three-point play with 1:58 left gave Temple a 67-63 lead and Jermaine Medley made his second three of the half to make it 67-66 with 1:52 left.
Greer (14 points) scored on a drive with one second left on the shot clock for the final margin with 1:13 to play.
OKLAHOMA ST. 79, ALCORN ST. 53: Desmond Mason scored 23 points and the No. 14 Cowboys (8-0) forced 28 turnovers by the visiting Braves (3-5). Mason was 7 for 9, including 4 for 6 from three-point range.
WAKE FOREST 71, UNC GREENSBORO 62: Darius Songaila scored 17 points and Robert O'Kelley had 10 second-half points as the No. 25 Demon Deacons held off the visiting Spartans.
Wake Forest (6-1) held a 10-point lead with 3:01 left, but Greensboro (5-2) cut the deficit to 67-62 with 49 seconds left on Courtney Eldridge's layup. The Spartans failed to score the rest of the way, and the Demon Deacons were 4 for 6 from the free throw line in the final 45 seconds.
Demetrius Cherry had 19 points for the Spartans, who had their five-game winning streak snapped. Nathan Jameson added 14 points, and Eldridge had 13 points and nine assists.
TEXAS TECH WOMEN 85, LAMAR 41: Plenette Pierson scored 21 points as the No. 7 Lady Raiders (7-0) routed the visiting Lady Cardinals (4-4). Texas Tech is off to its best start since the 1992-93 season, when it won its first nine game en route to the national championship.
LSU WOMEN 73, SMU 56: Katrina Hibbert scored 24 points as the No. 13 Lady Tigers (7-1), at home, extended their winning streak to seven games. Karlin Kennedy scored 19 points to lead the Mustangs (3-4), who lost their fourth straight.
ARIZONA WOMEN 78, N. ILLINOIS 46: Tatum Brown scored 17 points as the No. 17 Wildcats routed the visiting Huskies (1-7) to improve to 9-0, matching the best start in school history.