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No. 1 UConn rolls past Temple 97-69 for 96th consecutive win

Feb. 01, 2017

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) Napheesa Collier had 25 points and 10 rebounds to help UConn to its 96th consecutive win with a 97-69 victory over Temple on Wednesday night.

Katie Lou Samuelson added 24 points for the Huskies (21-0, 9-0 AAC), who won their 35th consecutive game on the road, surpassing their own NCAA record. UConn's last road loss came against Stanford on Nov. 17, 2014. That was also the last time the Huskies lost any game.

Temple (16-5, 6-2) only trailed 6-5 before UConn scored the next 13 points to blow the game open. The Huskies had seven consecutive layups in that run. Alliya Butts' 3-pointer with 2:08 left in the first quarter stopped the Huskies spurt briefly before they closed the period with the final six points to go up 25-8.

UConn kept it going as Samuelson scored 10 points during a second quarter burst to extend the lead to 52-18 at the half and the rout was on.

The Huskies made 20 of 26 shots (77 percent) from the field in the first half, including missing only 2 of 21 shots from inside the 3-point line. They cooled off a little bit in the second half and finished the game shooting 61 percent (38 for 62) from the field.

Tanaya Atkinson scored 20 points and Butts added 13 for the Owls, who outrebounded UConn 42-30, including grabbing 26 offensive boards.

BIG PICTURE:

UConn: Freshman guard Crystal Dangerfield returned after missing the last five games with a stress reaction in her left foot. She played a few minutes each quarter and finished with six points. ... The Huskies won 34 consecutive games on the road from 2001-04.

Temple: The Owls have lost two straight games after a 12-game winning streak. ...Temple also outscored the Huskies 29-22 in the third quarter. That equals the most points UConn has given up in a quarter this season. The Owls won the second half 51-45.

UP NEXT:

UConn: hosts Tulsa on Sunday. CLICK HERE for tickets.

Temple: visits Tulane on Sunday.


 

 

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