Huskies clinch American title with 88-41 win over SMU
STORRS, Conn. (AP) Freshman Katie Lou Samuelson matched her season-high with 21 points to lead UConn to an 88-41 rout of SMU on Wednesday night that secured the Huskies' third consecutive American Athletic Conference regular-season championship.
Samuelson, who scored 19 in the Huskies win over East Carolina last Saturday, hit eight of her 13 shots and was 5 of 10 from 3-point range.
Breanna Stewart added 14 points and UConn (27-0, 16-0 American Athletic) extended the third longest winning streak in NCAA and team history to 64 games.
McKenzie Adams and Gabrielle Wilkins each had 10 points to lead SMU (12-15, 7-9), which was playing its first game since coach Rhonda Rompola announced she would retire at the end of the season.
UConn is now 58-0 against AAC teams during the conference's three-year history, a record that includes both conference tournament titles.