Connecticut beats St. John's to extend streak

Connecticut beats St. John's to extend streak

Published Feb. 13, 2010 7:07 p.m. ET

Tina Charles had tears in her eyes as her name was placed on the wall at Gampel Pavilion, then scored 25 points and grabbed a career-high 21 rebounds to lead top-ranked Connecticut over No. 25 St. John's 66-52 on Saturday.

It was the 64th consecutive win for UConn (24-0 overall, 11-0 Big East), and 19th in a row over teams ranked in the Top 25. The Huskies are six victories short of matching their NCAA and school record of 70 straight set between 2001 and 2003.

Nadirah McKenith had 15 points and 10 rebounds to lead St. John's (20-5, 8-4), which lost for the just the second time in nine games. The Red Storm have dropped the last 26 meetings with the Huskies.

Charles is the 15th women's player to have her name added to the Huskies of Honor list, and just the second to receive the honor during her playing career.