Thursday, December 30, 2010

BREAKING: UConn Streak Ends At 90

A basket by Stanford's Nnemkadi Ogwumike with a little over a minute to go gave the Cardinal a 63-55 lead at Maples Pavilion.

As a result, after made free throws, the Huskies 90-game NCAA win streak came to an end with a final score of 71-59.

Maya Moore had an uncharacteristic off-night with only 14 points- missing her only free throw on the evening.

Stanford head Coach Tara Vanderveer has now given the rest of the women's basketball world a blue print on how to take care of Geno Auriemma's team.

ESPN's Dave O'Brien called the run the "streak of a thousand days."

Auriemma said the atmosphere effected the team and they didn't play like themselves.

"They made big plays when they had to make them, and they took us out of our game completely," he said in his post-game interview. He also said he would appreciate the streak tomorrow before realizing what the streak meant for college basketball.

Vanderveer collects her 650th career win and evened her record at 6-6 against UConn. Stanford was also the last team to defeat UConn in an NCAA semi-final back in 2008- repeating the feat Notre Dame performed in knocking off UCLA in their 88-game streak on the men's side.

"We didn't play a perfect game, but I think we played really well," Vanderveer admitted. "It's December. We'll play better and they'll play better, too."

Jeanette Pohlen led Stanford with a career-high 31 points, 9 rebounds, and 6 assists.
"I think our team was really looking for me to get my shot. I'm just happy we got the win at Maples, and I'm just so proud of my team."

UConn shoots 33-percent from the floor on the night...

More when we know more...

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