MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Kirk Hinrich shot 10-for-10 from the foul line and scored 26 points Monday night as No. 2 Kansas beat Kansas State 98-71 in a game marred by four technical fouls and the ejection of Wildcats coach Jim Wooldridge.
Jeff Boschee added 16 points, and Nick Collison and Drew Gooden each had 15 for Kansas (20-2, 9-0 Big 12), which clinched its 13th consecutive 20-win season. The Jayhawks won for the 19th straight time in Manhattan and have never lost in Bramlage Coliseum, the Wildcats' home since 1988.
No. 23 Syracuse 76, West Virginia 64
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Preston Shumpert scored 20 points, and Josh Pace tied a career high with 12 points as Syracuse beat West Virginia.
The win snapped a two-game losing streak for the Orangemen (18-6, 7-3 Big East), who had not lost three straight since the 1995-96 season. West Virginia (8-13, 1-8) lost for the 11th time in 12 games despite the return of coach Gale Catlett, who missed the previous two games with a viral infection.
No. 24 North Carolina 93, Florida State 63
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Nikki Teasley had 22 points and nine assists as No. 24 North Carolina beat Florida State 93-63 on Monday night.
Coretta Brown added 18 points for North Carolina (17-6, 7-4 Atlantic Coast Conference), which has won three straight since Teasley moved to point guard. Teasley shot 5-of-7 from 3-point range.
Genesi Choice scored 14 points, and Linnea Liljestrand added 10 -- all in the second half -- for Florida State (11-11, 2-9), which has lost five straight and nine of 10. It was the Seminoles' worst loss of the season.
Brown scored eight of her 13 first-half points during a 25-2 run that put North Carolina up 37-11 with 7:51 left. The Tar Heels, who shot 54 percent for the game, shot 15-of-26 from the field in the first half to take a 49-24 lead.
Florida State made just two field goals over the final 12:58 of the first half, and shot just 7-of-23. The Seminoles shot 31 percent overall and had 19 turnovers.
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