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Stanford snaps UConn's streak

| December 31, 2010 8:00 PM

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Top-ranked Connecticut's record 90-game winning streak is over.

The Huskies never led and were beaten by No. 9 Stanford 71-59 on Thursday night, ending a remarkable run that drew national attention and acclaim to women's basketball.

Stanford was the last school to beat coach Geno Auriemma's team, in the 2008 NCAA semifinals.

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 (12-1).

"I thought we let it get away from us," Auriemma said. "I think the atmosphere and what was going on and when Maya (Moore) couldn't get going early. I think it affected the rest of our guys. We just didn't play like ourselves. Give credit to Stanford. I think they played an unbelievably good game."

Last week, the Huskies topped the 88-game winning streak set by John Wooden's UCLA men's team from 1971-74 by beating No. 22 Florida State 93-62, then won their 90th in a row this week at Pacific.

"When you see what happens tonight and how it happened, I think you can appreciate it even more what it took to get to that point and how many things can go wrong and how you can have bad nights," Auriemma said.

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