Maya Moore, Baylor make for a big evening

Maya Moore became the Big East’s all-time scoring leader tonight, as UConn routed Oklahoma 86-45. Moore put up 27 points to pass Angel McCoughtry’s two-year-old record of 2,779 points.

TV viewers were largely annoyed at ESPN for splitting the screen between game coverage and a camera pointed solely at Moore. Though there was general agreement that Moore is an outstanding player, comments on social networking media were that the split screen was distracting.

Across the country, Baylor was sleepwalking through their game against Texas A&M – and yes, that included star center Brittney Griner, who had only three points in the first half. But the second period belonged to the Bears and Griner, both of whom woke up to take the win, 67-58. Griner finished with 26. And she’s currently trending on twitter! Love it.

Other significant items:

Shhhhh…..Marist’s win tonight puts their winning streak at 19.

The Bethune-Cookman vs. Maryland-Eastern Shore game was suspended early in the second half when players from both sides began brawling on-court. Yikes.

Tamika Catchings is bringing her Catch the Stars Foundation, Inc. to Knoxville, where she aims to help at-risk kids there finish their education.

The Lady Vols have their first verbal committment of the class of 2012.

Things are coming along at Cal State Northridge, where junior Jasmine Erving broke the 1,000-point mark over the weekend. Her 35 points helped the Matadors beat Cal State Fullerton, and earned her Big West Conference Player of the Week honors this week.

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