9:00 PM ET, December 30, 2010
STANFORD, Calif. -- Stanford really does have UConn's number.Top-ranked Connecticut's record 90-game winning streak in women's basketball ended Thursday night when Stanford (No. 8 ESPN/USA Today, No. 9 AP) outplayed the Huskies from the start in a 71-59 victory at Maples Pavilion -- where the Cardinal have their own streak going.Stanford hasn't lost in 52 games at home. The Cardinal took an early 13-point lead, never trailed and didn't let the mighty Huskies back in it after halftime in this one. They kept pounding the ball inside and banging the boards.
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Do You Remember ...
The last time UConn lost a game, on April 6, 2008:
• Barack Obama was considered the front-runner for the Democratic party presidential nomination.
• The national unemployment rate was 5 percent.
• Brett Favre was still with the Packers.
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Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||20-61 (.328)||25-55 (.455)|
|3P Made-Attempted||9-29 (.310)||7-18 (.389)|
|FT Made-Attempted||10-16 (.625)||14-18 (.778)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||19 (0/0)||18 (0/0)|
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Jeanette Pohlen led the way for Stanford with a career-high 31 points. The rest of her team scored 40. Pohlen made 5 of 9 three-pointers and all 10 of her free throws.[+]
Stanford on Thursday vs Connecticut
This was the first game that UConn never led since February 13, 2005. Rutgers defeated the Huskies 76-62 that day in Piscataway.
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