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