It’s the school’s longest streak since the Mountaineers won 22 in a row during the 1988-89 season. West Virginia (13-3, 5-0 Big East) is also off to its best start in the league since joining 11 years ago. Mike Gansey added 18 points for West Virginia. Randall Hanke led Providence (7-8, 0-4) with 14 points. St. John’s 68, No. 17 Louisville 56: Eugene Lawrence matched his career high with 18 points and St. John’s shook off a horrid first half to beat Louisville at Madison Square Garden. Lawrence scored the Red Storm’s first 12 points of the game and he had 14 at halftime as the Cardinals took a 32-28 lead despite St. John’s shooting just 25 percent (5-for-20). No. 21 Boston College 63, Holy Cross 53: Craig Smith scored 19 to surpass the 2,000-point milestone, and had a career-high 17 rebounds for visiting Boston College. Smith, the school’s first preseason All-America selection, came into the game with 1,998 career points. But he scored just two in the first half, making 2-of-4 free throws and missing his only shot from the field, and BC (13-4) struggled to put Holy Cross (9-9) away. Women No. 24 Notre Dame 78, No. 10 DePaul 75: Megan Duffy had 23 points, nine assists and eight rebounds, leading Notre Dame on an 18-0 run in the second half over visiting DePaul. Quigley had 19 points for the Blue Demons, who made a season-high 13 3-pointers while shooting a season-best 45 percent from beyond the arc. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! No. 5 Texas 80, Texas Tech 46: In Austin, LaMarcus Aldridge scored 19 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead Texas. Brad Buckman recovered from his latest leg injury to add 16 points and nine boards for Texas (15-2, 3-0 Big 12), which has won seven in a row. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Jarrius Jackson led the Red Raiders (10-8, 2-2) with 21 points. Tech coach Bob Knight is 2-8 against Texas in his five seasons with the Raiders. No. 8 Villanova 73, Seton Hall 64: Randy Foye scored 19 points, Kyle Lowry had 14 and host Villanova survived another tight one. The Wildcats (12-2, 3-1 Big East) sorely needed this one after their roughest week of the season. They sandwiched a tougher-than-expected overtime win at Rutgers between losses against then No. 24-West Virginia and then-No. 8 Texas and tumbled five spots in The Associated Press’ Top 25. Donald Copeland led Seton Hall with 14 points, Paul Gause had 13 and Kelly Whitney 12. No. 12 West Virginia 64, Providence 48: Kevin Pittsnogle had 16 points and 11 rebounds to help host West Virginia win its 11th in a row. Marco Killingsworth scored 20 of his 23 points in the second half to help No. 13 Indiana beat No. 7 Illinois 62-60 on Tuesday night in Bloomington, Ind. Indiana (11-3, 3-1 Big Ten) won for the seventh time in eight games and became only the fourth team to beat the Fighting Illini in the regular-season since Jan. 24, 2004. The victory set off a wild celebration as Indiana extended its home winning streak to 11 against Big Ten teams. Illinois (16-2, 2-2) was led by Shaun Pruitt’s career-high 17 points, but lost for the second time in three games. Brian Randle added 15 points, but leading scorer Dee Brown, who averaged 15.6 points, had just five.