UConn's 78th Straight Yields Another Title

Huskies top Stanford in season's closest game
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 6, 2010 9:37 PM CDT
Updated Apr 6, 2010 11:07 PM CDT
UConn's 78th Straight Yields Another Title
Connecticut's Maya Moore (23) and Tina Charles (31) react in the second half of NCAA women's basketball championship game against Stanford.   (AP Photo)

The University of Connecticut women's basketball team rallied tonight after a horrible first half to beat Stanford, 53-47, for its second consecutive undefeated championship season. The Huskies finished this season 39-0 and have won 78 games in a row. Coach Geno Auriemma's squad is now in position to challenge the UCLA men's team's record of 88 wins in a row.

Held to only five points through the first 12 minutes and trailing 20-12 at the break, Auriemma's Huskies bounced back and played like champs to claim their seventh national title. All of the Huskies' previous wins in the streak were by double digits. (More NCAA women's basketball stories.)

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