Men's Basketball

Women: UConn's Moore breaks ex-Card's Big East record

Maya Moore scored 27 points to become the Big East's career scoring leader in No. 2 Connecticut's 86-45 rout of No. 14 Oklahoma on Monday night.

Moore passed Angel McCoughtry, who scored 2,779 points for Louisville from 2006-09. Moore needed 11 points coming in and broke the mark on a one-handed scoop shot with her right hand with 7:52 left in the first half.

UConn (25-1) won its 14th straight game overall and 76th straight at home.

Stefanie Dolson had 15 points and nine rebounds for the Huskies, who won their 14th straight game and 76th consecutive at home. Danielle Robinson led Oklahoma (18-7) with 14 points and Nicole Griffin added 10.

Moore scored 18 points in the first half, helping UConn build a 46-18 lead. She finished 12-for-18 from the field and had seven rebounds.

Men

No. 17 Syracuse 63, West Virginia 52: Brandon Triche had 20 points, Kris Joseph added 16 and Syracuse rallied late to beat West Virginia and snap a three-game losing streak at home.

The Orange (21-6, 8-6 Big East) hadn't lost four in a row at home since 1962-63, four years before Coach Jim Boeheim enrolled. Syracuse has won 12 of the last 13 in the series with the Mountaineers (16-9, 7-6), who dropped out of the Top 25 earlier Monday.

After Casey Mitchell made his sixth three-pointer of the game and Kevin Jones hit a jumper to move West Virginia within 51-49 at 8:22, the Orange responded with a 12-3 run to close the game.

Mitchell, who was 7-for-12 from three-point range, finished with 23 points.

Western Kentucky 80, Florida Gulf Coast 70: Sergio Kerusch scored 16 of his 20 points in the second half to lead host WKU(12-13).

State women

Kentucky Wesleyan 81, Southern Indiana 69: Host Kentucky Wesleyan closed the first half with a 29-9 run and raced to the Great Lakes Valley Conference win. Kristen Rowe had 18 points to lead the Lady Panthers (16-8, 10-7).

Spitgate in Wisconsin

Moments after Ohio State lost its first game of the season Saturday to Wisconsin, Buckeyes center Jared Sullinger posted on his Twitter account that a fan spit in his face. Wisconsin Coach Bo Ryan said the entire Kohl Center is videotaped and that the tapes did not show Sullinger being sullied by spit.

"There's absolutely nothing that has come to my attention," Ryan said.

Kansas tops AP poll, loses

After Ohio State's first defeat, one-loss Kansas moved up from No. 2 on Monday to the top spot in The Associated Press' college basketball poll. Now the Jayhawks have two losses after an 84-68 defeat at Kansas State on Monday.

Kansas received 22 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel. Ohio State received 14 first-place votes and trailed the Jayhawks by only 13 points.

Louisville stayed at No. 16, while Kentucky slipped four spots to No. 22.

With Baylor ranked No. 1 in the AP women's poll, the Big 12 owns the top spot in both sports for the first time.

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