Stanford Busts UConn's 90-Game Win Streak

Connecticut finally falls, 71-59
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 30, 2010 10:40 PM CST
Stanford Busts UConn's 90-Game Win Streak
Stanford forward Kayla Pedersen (14) is closely guarded by Connecticut guard Tiffany Hayes, upper left, and center Stefanie Dolson, upper right, in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Stanford, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010.    (Paul Sakuma)

Top-ranked Connecticut's record 90-game winning streak is over. The Huskies never led and were beaten by No. 9 Stanford 71-59 tonight, ending a run that drew national attention to women's basketball. Stanford was the last school to beat the Huskies, in the 2008 NCAA semifinals.

Jeanette Pohlen hit five 3-pointers on the way to a career-high 31 points and the Cardinal (9-2) had the Huskies' number at last—a huge number at that. Stanford won its 52nd straight at Maples Pavilion in a rematch of last season's NCAA title game won 53-47 by two-time defending national champion UConn. (More Connecticut Huskies stories.)

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