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UConn sets all-division home streak mark

STORRS, Conn. — Don't look now, but Connecticut has another record win streak going.

No. 2 UConn won its 89th straight at home Sunday to set an NCAA record, beating Dayton 78-38 behind freshman Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis' 23 points.

"To go home after every game they play with a 'W,' I don't know that that happens very often in very many places," UConn coach Geno Auriemma said. "I love the consistency of our program, and I like how we approach things every year."

Bria Hartley and Stefanie Dolson had 11 points each and Dolson seven rebounds for UConn (6-0), which won its three games in the World Vision Classic by an average of more than 47 points.

Mosqueda-Lewis, who had two points and missed all eight of her shots against Buffalo on Saturday, hit her first five 3-pointers and had 19 points at the half.

"(Auriemma) told me to stop being a baby and if I'm missing to keep shooting, it doesn't matter," she said. "I'm not helping this team if I don't shoot."

Hartley gave the Huskies their first 30-point lead with a driving layup that made it 47-16 at the half.

De'Sarea Chambers scored eight points to lead Dayton.

The Huskies extended their Division I-record home winning streak and set an all-time NCAA mark, passing Division III Rust (Miss.) College, which won 88 straight at home from 1982-89. The Huskies set the mark for consecutive wins last year at 90 before losing at Stanford.

UConn has not lost at home since Rutgers won the Big East tournament final in 2007.

"Being at home, you have those fans you have that environment around you that you just want to play your best for the fans and coaches," Dolson said. "So it's really exciting to know that."

NO. 1 BAYLOR 76, NO. 6 TENNESSEE 67: Brittney Griner scored 17 of her 26 in the second half as the Bears (6-0) pulled out a win against the host Volunteers (2-2) despite being outrebounded 55-42.

NO. 10 GEORGIA 81, N'EASTERN 61: Jasmine Hassell and Erika Ford scored 18 each to lead the Bulldogs (5-1) in the Lady Rebel Round-Up consolation game in Las Vegas.

NO. 14 KENTUCKY 90, MVSU 51: Bernisha Pinkett had 13 points off the bench for the host Wildcats (7-0), who scored 10 before allowing a shot.

NO. 16 UNC 76, KENNESAW ST. 62: Chay Shegog had 21 points and 11 rebounds for the host Tar Heels (5-0), who trailed most of the first half but opened the second with a 20-4 run.

NO. 18 OHIO ST. 77, NO. 20 LSU 68: Samantha Prahalis had 28 points and flirted with a triple double for the host Buckeyes (5-0), and Tayler Hill hit a critical 3 with 3:10 left that kept the Tigers (3-3) at bay.

NO. 19 TEXAS TECH 94, LA.-MONROE 54: Kelsi Baker had 14 points and 10 rebounds for the host Raiders (5-0), who took a 16-3 lead and cruised.

NO. 21 G'TOWN 64, UNLV 45: Sugar Rodgers had 16 points and hit consecutive 3-pointers during an 11-0 second-half run that lifted the Hoyas (5-2) to the Lady Rebel Round-Up championship.

CAL 59, NO. 22 UVA 50: Layshia Clarendon had 16 points and 11 rebounds, and the Golden Bears held the Cavs (5-2) to 31.1 percent shooting at the Rainbow Wahine Tournament in Honolulu.

NO. 23 DEPAUL 88, N'WESTERN 72: Keisha Hampton had a career-high 32 points and Anna Martin had 21 for the visiting Blue Devils (5-1) in the third annual Autism Awareness game.

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NO. 9 MIAMI 92, LONGWOOD 43: Shenise Johnson scored 22 for the host Hurricanes (5-1), who blew it open with an 18-0 first-half run.

NEBRASKA 66, FSU 63: The host Seminoles (3-4) went nearly nine minutes without a field goal in the second half to blow a 13-point lead and lose for the fourth time in five games.

UConn sets all-division home streak mark 11/27/11 [Last modified: Sunday, November 27, 2011 10:46pm]
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