Baylor clinches 98-game winning streak at home against UConn


Losing Thursday to Baylor, UConn misplaced a win earlier than matching their very own NCAA report of 99 straight at home.

HARTFORD, Connecticut – Teá Cooper scored 27 factors and No. 6 Baylor used a dominant fourth quarter to beat UConn 74-58 on Thursday night, ending the Huskies' 98-game winning streak.

UConn misplaced a win earlier than matching their very own NCAA report of 99 straight at home. The Huskies' earlier home defeat occurred within the Big East ultimate against Notre Dame on March 12, 2013.

Baylor (12-1) led by three earlier than the fourth quarter and neither crew might do a lot in assault within the opening minutes of the ultimate interval. The Huskies decreased the deficit to at least one over Christyn Williams' jumper with 6:36 left. Then the reigning nationwide champions took over.

The Lady Bears responded with the next 15 factors to set the sport apart. The race began on a lay-up by Lauren Cox and two baskets by Nalyssa Smith. Smith completed with 20 factors and 12 rebounds.

UConn (12-1) didn’t rating a basket after the Williams jumper till Crystal Dangerfield scored a three level within the final minute and the match was determined.

Christyn Williams scored 21 factors to steer the Huskies.

It was the primary actual UConn check of the season. Since 2007, the Huskies (12-1) have confronted at least one prime 5 crew earlier than the New Year. This season, the one opponent ranked earlier than Thursday that UConn confronted was then no. 16 DePaul.

While UConn had not been examined this season earlier than this sport, Baylor suffered its solely lack of the season within the Paradise Jam match throughout Thanksgiving. 5 South Carolina.

Baylor had a 33-25 lead at the tip of the second quarter when UConn coach Geno Auriemma introduced a timeout. The Huskies responded by scoring the next 9 factors earlier than Baylor reached the ultimate basket earlier than half time to take a 35-34 lead within the break.

The Lady Bears prolonged their result in 55-52 after three quarters. The Huskies have been lucky sufficient to make it a one-point sport, however Walker missed a layup seconds from the tip. Auriemma slammed the scorer's desk with each palms in disgust after lacking it.

STREAK BUSTERS: It was not the primary time that Baylor ended a streak of UConn. The Lady Bears dominated UConn final season, ending the Huskies' 126-game winning streak within the common season.

OCCUPIED MONTH: UConn nonetheless has three video games against categorised groups within the coming weeks, Tennessee # 23 coming to Connecticut on January 23 within the first confrontation of former rivals since 2007. The Huskies will then face # 2 of the 39; Oregon on February three and fourth in South Carolina on February 10.


The Lady Bears additionally beat UConn final season when the Huskies have been ranked # 1. The two wins are Baylor's solely wins over a # 1 crew … These two groups have 1-2 wins since 2010-11 , with UConn going 339-18 and Baylor 324-24. … UConn will likely be ranked within the ballot this Monday for the 500th consecutive week. … A crowd of WNBA coaches and common managers have been available to examine on Cox, Crystal Dangerfield, Cooper and Juicy Landrum … … Connecticut governor Ned Lamont was seated behind the UConn bench. … Caitlin Bickle carried out her first motion for Baylor in additional than a month after present process surgical procedure to restore a partial tear in her proper meniscus. … UConn's 99-game home winning streak ended St. John's on February 19, 2012.


Baylor: welcomes Oklahoma State on Sunday

UConn: welcomes Houston on Saturday.



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