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
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)
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(Newser) – 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.

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