Dec 29, 2012; Palo Alto, CA, USA; Connecticut Huskies forward Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis (23) drives to the basket during the first half at Maples Pavilion. The Connecticut Huskies defeated the Stanford Cardinal 61-35. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

UConn Ends Stanford’s 82-Game Home Win Streak


Dec 29, 2012; Palo Alto, CA, USA; Connecticut Huskies guard Bria Hartley (14) attempts a shot during the first half against the Stanford Cardinal at Maples Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

Well, you’ve got to admit that it was a good run.

The No.1-ranked Stanford Cardinal women’s basketball team had their 82-game home unbeaten streak snapped at the hands of No.2-ranked UConn Huskies in a 61-35 rout.

The Cardinal had not lost a home game in five years, but Geno Auriemma and his UConn squad was no match for Stanford this afternoon at Maples’ Pavilion.

The Huskies went on a 24-4 run midway through the first half, allowing the Cardinal next to nothing with smothering defense. Stanford finished the half with a miserable 13 points.

The second half was marginally better, but only a miraculous comeback would have given the Cardinal any hope of getting back into the game. The 35 points that Stanford mustered up is the fewest scored by a No.1 team against a No.2 team in NCAA history.

Chiney Ogwumike was the only one who had any kind of offensive production, scoring 18 points and grabbing 13 rebounds. The Cardinal made just 11 field goals in the entire game, shooting a miserable 19.3 percent from the floor and 14.3 percent from 3-point range. They were also miserable from the foul line, making 11/20 free throws.

Stanford’s last home loss was in 2007, when they fell to Florida State in the second round of the NCAA tournament.

 

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