Nov. 28, 2010
STORRS, Conn. (AP) -Maya Moore scored 26 points and top-ranked Connecticut won for the 84th consecutive time, beating LSU on Sunday 81-51.
Tiffany Hayes had 20 points and seven assists and Bria Hartly added 15 points for the Huskies (6-0), who broke open what had been a 10-point game with a 12-2 run to open the second half.
LaSondra Barrett had 12 points, all in the first half, and Adrienne Webb added 11 for LSU. The Tigers (4-4) finished this tournament 2-1.
The Huskies need just four more wins to tie the Division I record set by UCLA’s men in the early 1970s. They are on course to get their 88th straight win on Dec. 19 against Ohio State in New York, and their 89th two days later in Hartford against Florida State.
UConn won its three games in this weekend’s World Vision Challenge by an average of 44 points.
Moore finished with 2,324 career points, just 22 from tying Tina Charles for the school’s scoring record.
Moore had 16 points in the half, and five of her 12 rebounds, including one under 8 minutes into the game that gave her 1,000 for her career. She joins Tina Charles and Rebecca Lobo as the only players in school history with 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds.
Barrett kept LSU in it early and a layup by Taylor Turnbow cut the lead to seven at 35-28.
It was 46-36 at the break, before Hayes opened the second half with a 3-pointer to start the run that put the game away.
Moore put an exclamation point on the win when she caught a pass from Stefanie Dolson in mid-air and went under the basket to hit a reverse layup. That was part of a 15-0 run that made the score 79-46.
The Huskies held LSU to 36 percent shooting, 24 percent after intermission. UConn has now gone 233 straight games without allowing an opponent to shoot over 50 percent from the field. Boston College was the last to reach that mark, on March 8, 2004.
Connecticut is 6-1 against LSU, which made its first visit to Storrs.
Auriemma is now 56-21 against other coaches in the Basketball Hall of Fame.