Top-ranked UConn wins 65th straight, 80-40 over Tulane

Tulane's Kolby Morgan, right, dribbles around Connecticut's Kia Nurse in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, in Storrs, Conn. Morgan had 19 points for Tulane, UConn won 80-40. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

STORRS, Conn. (AP) Freshman Katie Lou Samuelson scored 21 points on senior day to lead top-ranked UConn to an 80-40 win over Tulane on Saturday.

Breanna Stewart added 20 points and 12 rebounds for the Huskies (28-0, 17-0 American), who extended the third longest winning streak in program and women's NCAA history to 65 games.

Kolby Morgan had 19 points for Tulane (19-10, 10-6), which jumped out to a 13-2 lead after the clearly emotional Huskies missed their first 12 shots.

The Huskies were behind 13-8 after a quarter, then outscored Tulane 72-32 the rest of the way.

UConn honored Stewart, Moriah Jefferson and Morgan Tuck before the game. The trio got off to a slow start, going a combined 5-of-24 from the field in the first half.

Meanwhile, the freshman Samuelson hit four of her seven first-half shots, all from behind the arc.