De'End Parker scored 21 points and hit two 3-pointers during a decisive second-half run, and host USF snapped St. John's four-game winning streak with an 81-65 victory Tuesday night to spoil coach Steve Lavin's return to the Bay Area.
Lavin, who was born in San Francisco and grew up in Marin County, played two seasons at San Francisco State before transferring for his final two seasons and then beginning his coaching career.
Cody Doolin added 18 points and a career-high 14 assists to go with two steals and two blocked shots for the Dons (5-1), who won their fifth in a row since a season-opening loss to Stanford.
JaKarr Sampson scored 22 points and D'Angelo Harrison had 14 but went 1 for 6 from 3-point range for the cold-shooting Red Storm (6-3).
Michigan 73, W. Michigan 41: Trey Burke had 20 points and seven assists, and No. 3 Michigan eased past Western Michigan (6-2) in Ann Arbor. The Wolverines (8-0) had lost their previous two games against the Broncos, but that was more than a decade ago.
Arizona 63, Southern Miss 55: Nick Johnson scored 23 points, Kevin Parrom had 13 of his 14 in the second half and No. 8 Arizona overcame a season-high 27 turnovers to hold off visiting Southern Miss (6-2).
Arizona (6-0) struggled against Southern Miss' zone defense, throwing passes into traffic, to open spaces, even one that sailed over the coaches on the bench into the crowd.
Missouri 81, SE Missouri State 65: Laurence Bowers scored a career-high 26 points to help the No. 12 Tigers (7-1) rally from 10 points down at halftime to beat Southeast Missouri (6-5) in Columbia.
Georgetown 64, Texas 41: Otto Porter had 14 points and eight rebounds to lead the No. 15 Hoyas (6-1) past the Longhorns (5-3) in the opener of the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden in New York.
Sheldon McClellan had 12 points to lead Texas, which had its lowest point total under coach Rick Barnes, who took over for the 1998-99 season.
North Carolina State 69, Connecticut 65: Richard Howell had 13 points and grabbed all 10 of his rebounds in the second half, and C.J. Leslie had 16 points and 13 rebounds to lead the No. 25 Wolfpack (5-2) over the Huskies in the second game of the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden.
Shabazz Napier led Connecticut (6-2) with 19 points.
Obituary: Ken Trickey, a former coach at Iowa State, Oral Roberts and other schools, died at 79.