LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Jordan Nwora had 22 points and 12 rebounds, and top-ranked Louisville held No. 4 Michigan to a season-low 26% shooting mark for a 58-43 victory Tuesday night in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge in its first game since returning to No. 1.
The Cardinals (8-0) shot just 37% but their defense stifled Michigan (7-1) much of the night as they earned a signature victory one day after claiming the top spot in the AP Top 25 for the first time in six years. Though second-year coach Chris Mack has downplayed rankings, the win was significant for a program he has guided back into the national championship discussion following a sex scandal and the school's involvement in a federal corruption investigation of college basketball.
The Cardinals also kept the Wolverines and first-year coach Juwan Howard from adding another top-10 upset to the ones that helped them enter the Top 25 and match Kansas (1989) for the biggest jump from being unranked in the 70-year history of the poll.
Steven Enoch had 10 points and 10 rebounds, and Dwayne Sutton had 11 boards as Louisville topped Michigan 48-41 in that category.
Jon Teske had 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Wolverines, who had sought their first victory over a No. 1 team since beating Duke 81-73 at home on Dec. 13, 1997.
(19) DAYTON 99, HOUSTON BAPTIST 68: At Dayton, Obi Toppin scored 17 points and had a soaring, one-hand slam off one of his 10 rebounds, and Dayton celebrated its return to the rankings by beating Houston Baptist.
The Flyers (6-1) vaulted into the Top 25 after an impressive run at the Maui Invitational that included drubbings of Georgia and Virginia Tech followed by an overtime loss to Kansas in the title game. Dayton hadn’t been ranked in the Top 25 since February 2016.
Back on the mainland, Dayton struggled before pulling away from the depleted Huskies (0-6), who are in a brutal opening stretch of road games. They’d given up 100 points in each of their last three losses against Texas Tech, Michigan and Houston.
(24) BUTLER 67, MISSISSIPPI 58: At Oxford, Kamar Baldwin scored 31 points and Butler remained unbeaten with a win over Mississippi.
Baldwin shot 11 of 16 from the field, including 4 for 5 from 3-point range, to lead the Bulldogs (8-0). He added six rebounds and three assists. Jordan Tucker and Bryce Nze each had eight points for Butler, and Nze grabbed a team-high seven rebounds.
Breein Tyree scored 22 points and Khadim Sy added 12 for Ole Miss (5-3).
Women's Top 25
(25) LSU 63, NICHOLLS STATE 32: At Baton Rouge, Ayana Mitchell made all nine of her field goals and scored 21 points to help No. 25 LSU beat Nicholls State.
LSU closed the first quarter on a 10-0 run and started the second by scoring the first 14 points for a 28-4 lead. The Tigers outscored Nicholls State 21-6 in the second quarter for a 35-10 lead at the break. An 11-0 run in the fourth quarter gave LSU a 40-point lead before the Colonels scored the final nine points.
Khayla Pointer had nine points, seven assists and six rebounds for LSU (8-1), which has won seven straight. The Tigers entered holding teams to 55.9 points per game, ranking 45th in the nation.