UConn ends Stanford's home winning streak at 82

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Connecticut's Breanna Stewart (right) steals the ball from Stanford's Mikaela Ruef during the first half of  the Huskies' decisive victory over the No. 1 Cardinal.  TONY AVELAR/ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Connecticut's Breanna Stewart (right) steals the ball from Stanford's Mikaela Ruef during the first half of the Huskies' decisive victory over the No. 1 Cardinal.

STANFORD, Calif. —
Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis and second-ranked Connect­icut played spoiler and streak-
buster this time, snapping No. 1 Stanford’s nation-
leading 82-game home unbeaten run with a surprisingly easy 61-35 rout Saturday.

It was the Huskies who saw the end of their NCAA record 90-game winning streak at Maples Pavilion with a 71-59 loss two years ago, almost to the day on Dec. 30.

“The last time we were here it was a big event for them and they treated it like it was a big event, and God bless them,” UConn coach Geno Auriemma said. “But for us to win a game here in late December, it’s no more than just a big game against a really good team. The other stuff, I didn’t get all that excited about us winning 90, I’m not going to get that excited about us beating somebody who’s won 82 in a row at home.”

Mosqueda-Lewis scored 19 points as UConn (11-0)
thoroughly outplayed Stanford (11-1) on both ends of the floor in this highly touted game featuring the country’s top programs and Final Four regulars from opposite coasts.

Chiney Ogwumike had 18 points and 13 rebounds as Stanford lost at Maples Pavilion for the first time since March 2007.

NO. 3 BAYLOR 106, SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA 41

In Waco, Texas, Alexis Prince scored a season-high 17 points as Baylor (10-1) routed Southeastern Louisiana (7-4).

Destiny Williams added 14 points, Jordan Madden had 13 and Brittney Griner had 12 points and five blocks in 20 minutes for Baylor.

NO. 5 NOTRE DAME 74,

NO. 11 PURDUE 47

In South Bend, Ind., Kayla McBride scored 18 points, Natalie Achonwa had 15 points and 17 rebounds, and Skylar Diggins shook off early foul trouble to finish with 16 points to help Notre Dame (10-1) rout Purdue (11-2).

Diggins also had her 300th career steal 5:37 into the second half. The senior guard is the third player in Notre Dame history with at least 300 career steals.

NO. 9 MARYLAND 72, HARTFORD 40

In College Park, Md., Alyssa Thomas had 22 points and 11 rebounds, helping Maryland (10-2) cruise past Hartford (9-4) in the finals of the Terrapin Classic.

NO. 18 OKLAHOMA 79,

CAL STATE NORTHRIDGE 57

In Norman, Okla., Aaryn Ellenberg had 24 points and seven rebounds as Oklahoma (10-2) beat Cal State Northridge (6-5).

NO. 19 SOUTH CAROLINA 66,

WESTERN CAROLINA 44

In Columbia, Tiffany Mitchell scored 12 points to lead South Carolina (12-2) past Western Carolina (3-9).

Ieasia Walker had nine points for South Carolina, and her five blocks pushed her over the 200 mark for her career, the 13th Gamecocks player to reach that milestone.

NO. 23 COLORADO 84,

NEW MEXICO 39

In Boulder, Colo., Lexy Kresl scored 20 points to lead Colorado over New Mexico (8-5), extending the Buffaloes undefeated mark to 11-0.

GEORGIA TECH 74,

QUINNIPIAC 57

In Miami, Dawnn Maye scored a game-high 24 points and Aaliyah Whiteside had 17 to lead Georgia Tech (6-5) past Quinnipiac (8-2) in the Sun & Fun Classic.

Tyaunna Marshall added 13 points and 14 rebounds for the Yellow Jackets. Sydney Wallace had 11 points.


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