ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) UConn coach Geno Auriemma has warned his players about expecting every game to be a blowout.
That's what the second-ranked Huskies ran into Friday night, having to rally in the fourth quarter against pesky St. John's for a 65-55 victory at the Paradise Jam tournament.
Katie Lou Samuelson scored 19 points, Napheesa Collier added 17 points and Crystal Dangerfield 14 for UConn (4-0), which survived a challenge from the Red Storm to extend their regular-season winning streak to 119 games.
"There should be more interesting games for us as the season goes on," Auriemma said. "Not every game is going to be us scoring 100 and the other team scores 50, and we all live happily ever after. Some games are going to be a struggle.
"But if you're going to be a championship kind of team, you've got to win all kinds of games. We just as easily could've lost that game as won that game, but we made some big, big, big plays the last five minutes. That was the difference in the game." >> READ MORE
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