BIG EAST women's basketball teams went 5-2 on Sunday and improved to 42-14 in nonconference play, good for a .750 win percentage.
No. 1/1 UConn (3-1) won at Georgia Tech 71-51, behind 30 points from senior Maya Moore. The Huskies ran out to a 41-23 lead at halftime and never looked back. Moore is averaging a conference-best 27.0 points per game.
Cincinnati (3-0) freshman Kayla Cook scored 15 points and classmate Tiffany Turner posted a double-double in her first collegiate start, leading the Bearcats to a 65-50 win over Robert Morris in Fifth Third Arena. The Bearcats are 3-0 for the first time since opening the 2006-07 season with five straight wins.
Marquette (4-0) got 12 points from senior guard Angel Robinson and 11 from classmate Tatiyiana McMorris to run past Monmouth 56-41 at the McGuire Center. All four of the Golden Eagles' wins have come at home.
Seton Hall (2-2) edged UMass 61-58 as junior Kandice Green posted her third straight double-double with 15 points and 13 rebounds. Sophomore Brittany Morris netted a career-high 12 points.
Pittsburgh (2-1) rolled over Radford 77-46. Pitt shot 72 percent (18-of-25) in the first half en route to a 51-15 halftime lead. The 72 percent clip was the best for a Panthers team in a half since Nov. 28, 2003 when Pitt connected on 75 percent (18-of-24 in the second half) of its shots versus Central Connecticut State.
DePaul (3-1) suffered its first loss of the season in the title game of the Preseason WNIT. The Blue Demons lost at Purdue 67-58. Both teams were excellent from the free throw line, but the Boilermakers had a bevy of extra attempts. DePaul was a perfect 12-of-12 from the line, while Purdue was 32-of-37 (86.5 percent).
DePaul also shot a season-low .306 (19-for-62) from the field and hit just eight baskets in the second half.
No. 12/12 Notre Dame (2-2) got clipped at No. 9/9 Kentucky 81-76 before 6,794 fans at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington. The Irish held a 51-35 edge on the glass, but shot just 2-of-15 from 3-point range. ND junior guard Natalie Novosel led the Irish with a career-high 21 points and sophomore Skylar Diggins had 18 points, but Notre Dame couldn't overcome 17 turnovers.