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Stanford Busts UConn's 90-Game Win Streak

Connecticut finally falls, 71-59
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 30, 2010 10:40 PM CST

(Newser) – Top-ranked Connecticut's record 90-game winning streak is over. The Huskies never led and were beaten by No. 9 Stanford 71-59 tonight, ending a run that drew national attention to women's basketball. Stanford was the last school to beat the Huskies, in the 2008 NCAA semifinals.

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Jeanette Pohlen hit five 3-pointers on the way to a career-high 31 points and the Cardinal (9-2) had the Huskies' number at last—a huge number at that. Stanford won its 52nd straight at Maples Pavilion in a rematch of last season's NCAA title game won 53-47 by two-time defending national champion UConn. (Read more Connecticut Huskies stories.)

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