Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Huskies End Cardinal's Streak

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Huskies End Cardinal's Streak

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STANFORD, Calif. * Geno Auriemma insists long winning streaks do little to get him amped up, even after he traveled his Connecticut team across the country to face top-ranked Stanford and its daunting 82-game unbeaten run at Maples Pavilion.

The Huskies sure got a thrill from leaving with an unexpected rout and silencing a typically raucous crowd and likely grabbing away the No. 1 spot in the polls along with it.

Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis and second-ranked UConn played spoiler and streak-buster this time, snapping Stanford's nation-leading home winning streak with a surprisingly easy 61-35 victory Saturday.

"UConn came out on mission," Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer said. "Mission accomplished."

It was the Huskies whose NCAA record 90-game winning streak ended at Maples Pavilion with a 71-59 loss two years ago, almost to the day on Dec. 30.

"The last time we were here it was a big event for them and they treated it like it was a big event, and God bless them," Auriemma said. …

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