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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

UConn women surpass own record

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) Tina Charles, Maya Moore and the latest Connecticut Huskies dynasty now has its own place in the record books.

Charles scored 16 points and Moore added 11 to help top-ranked Connecticut win an NCAA record 71st straight game — a 59-44 victory over No. 6 Notre Dame on Monday night in the semifinals of the Big East tournament.

UConn surpassed its own mark set from Nov. 9, 2001, to March 11, 2003. Unlike that amazing run, which ended in a loss in the Big East conference tournament semifinals to Villanova, this Huskies team has thoroughly dominated its opponents in every game, winning all of them by double digits.

Connecticut (32-0) will face either West Virginia or Rutgers on Tuesday night with a chance to win its 16th Big East conference tournament championship.

UConn has rarely even trailed during its streak. The Huskies have been behind for a total 86 minutes in the 71 games.



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