Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Stewart Lifts Uconn

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Stewart Lifts Uconn

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Breanna Stewart scored 28 points and Morgan Tuck added 21 to help No. 1 Connecticut beat third-ranked Notre Dame, 91-81, on Saturday night in the Jimmy V Classic at Storrs, Conn.

This was the latest chapter in the top rivalry in women's basketball.

These two teams have played for the national championship or in the Final Four in the past five seasons, including last season's title game that UConn won.

The Huskies (6-0) have won 43 consecutive games.

For the second straight game, Connecticut held only a one- possession lead at the half.

It led, 58-54, midway through the third quarter before Tuck started a 20-2 run over the next seven minutes. She had eight points during the spurt.

The lead grew to 78-56 early in the fourth quarter before the Irish scored 13 of the next 15 points to close within 11 with 4:46 remaining. …

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