Top Ranked UConn Blows Out UTC 71-39
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – Moriah Jefferson scored 15 points and didn’t miss a shot Monday night as No. 1 UConn breezed past Chattanooga 79-31 for its 41st consecutive victory.
The Huskies’ winning streak is the fourth-longest in school history. The three-time defending national champions have beaten each of their first four opponents by at least 40 points and haven’t lost since falling 88-86 at Stanford on Nov. 17, 2014.
Jefferson made all five of her shots and four free throws. Breanna Stewart and Gabby Williams each added 14 points for the Huskies (4-0).
Jasmine Joyner and Keiana Gilbert each scored eight for Chattanooga, which ended a 17-game home winning streak.
The Huskies scheduled the home-and-home series with Chattanooga due to the long friendship between Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma and Chattanooga coach Jim Foster, both Hall of Famers. Chattanooga visits Connecticut next season.
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