Cincinnati 65, No. 20 Marquette — Box Score
CINCINNATI — Shareese Ulis scored 20 points and led a 3-point barrage that swept Cincinnati to a 65-62 victory against No. 20 Marquette on Monday night, ending the Bearcats’ 13-game losing streak.
Cincinnati (9-19, 2-14 Big East) kept a small lead most of the way behind Ulis, who went 6 of 12 from behind the arc. The Bearcats, winless since beating South Florida on Jan. 5, were 13 of 29 overall on 3s.
Shelly Bellman’s 3 put Cincinnati ahead to stay 63-62 with 1:25 left. Ulis had a steal, and Bellman was fouled and made both free throws with 21 seconds left.
Marquette (22-7, 10-6) had two shots to tie it. Tatiyiana McMorris missed a 3 with 11 seconds left, but Marquette got the rebound and passed it back out to McMorris, who missed again with 1 second left.
McMorris led Marquette with 18 points.
No. 1 Connecticut 82, Syracuse 47 — Box Score
STORRS, Conn. — Maya Moore stood next to her mother and grandfather and just listened as the public address announcer read off the long list of accomplishments that she had achieved during her illustrious UConn career.
All-time leading scorer, Academic All-American, multi-award winner, the list just kept going.
Whenever she would come close to breaking down, her 81-year-old grandfather would pump his fist and beam, not allowing her to fully start crying.
“He made this night. I loved it,” Moore said. “It was our senior night, but he was the happiest one in the building. I loved seeing a smile on his face.”
The night, though, belonged to her.
Moore scored 23 points and top-ranked Connecticut routed Syracuse 82-47 on Monday night to clinch its ninth undefeated Big East regular season.
South Florida 60, No. 17 Georgetown 55 — Box Score
TAMPA, Fla. — Leondra Doomes-Stephens had a career-high 25 points and 13 rebounds, Andrea Smith scored 24 points, and South Florida beat No. 17 Georgetown 60-55 Monday night.
Doomes-Stephens shot 5 for 7 on 3-pointers en route to her first career double-double, helping the Bulls (12-18, 3-13 Big East) beat a ranked opponent for the first time since a win against then-No. 25 DePaul on Feb. 5, 2008.
“I felt that every time I shot the ball I always thought it was going to go in (tonight),” said Doomes-Stephens, who was honored on Senior Night. “But we finally played together with pride and we finally played 40 minutes as a team.”
Sugar Rodgers, averaging a team-leading 18.5 points per game coming in, had just 10 points on 4-for-11 shooting from the field for the Hoyas (21-9, 9-7). Rubylee Wright led Georgetown with 12 points and Tia McGee added nine.