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College basketball: Jayhawks overwhelm Oklahoma

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Xavier Henry scored 18 of his 23 points in the first half and No. 1 Kansas clinched at least a share of its sixth straight Big 12 regular season title with an 81-68 victory over Oklahoma on Monday night.

The Jayhawks (27-1, 13-0) overwhelmed Oklahoma (13-14, 4-9) from the start, building a 17-point lead in the first half and shooting 51 percent overall to extend the Sooners' losing streak in Lawrence to 10 games.

Sherron Collins added 17 points and joined fellow senior Brady Morningstar for their 124th win together, most all-time in Kansas history. The Jayhawks have won 13 straight games for their best start since opening 34-1 in 1996-97 and have the nation's longest home winning streak at 58 games.

Tommy Mason-Griffin led the Sooners with 17 points and Andrew Fitzgerald had 16.

CONNECTICUT 73, NO. 8 WEST VIRGINIA 62: At Hartford, Conn., Kemba Walker scored 21 points for Connecticut, which got its third win this season over a top 10 team. Stanley Robinson had 15 points and 13 rebounds for the Huskies (17-11, 7-8 Big East), who have won three straight to keep its NCAA tournament hopes alive. Devin Ebanks had 17 points and nine rebounds for West Virginia (21-6, 10-5), which finished the game without coach Bob Huggins, who received two technical fouls in the final minute.