STORRS, Conn. (AP) UConn still has a few active winning streaks.
Katie Lou Samuelson scored 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds on Wednesday night as the No. 3 Huskies routed Cincinnati 82-38 to remain unbeaten in league play since the formation of the American Athletic Conference.
Freshman Christyn Williams scored 15 of her 19 points in the first half and Crystal Dangerfield added 11 points and 10 assists. Napheesa Collier scored 14 points and grabbed nine rebounds for the Huskies (13-1, 2-0 American), who spent a month on the road before being able to notch their 83rd straight home win.
"You can tell we love playing here," Samuelson said. "It's felt like forever since we actually got a home game."
Antoinette Miller scored 16 points for Cincinnati (9-6, 1-1), which lost for the first time in five games. Iimar'i Thomas, who had scored at least 20 points in each of her previous four games, was held to just nine.
"We struggled some from the beginning," said first-year coach Michelle Clark-Heard. "I felt like we came back and tried to regroup but they are such a great team."
The Huskies jumped on the Bearcats early. A 3-pointer from Williams less than five minutes into the game capped a 17-0 start for the Huskies. The freshman had 10 points in the quarter and hit six of her first seven shots from the floor. >> Read More
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