UConn women's basketball wins 100th straight game, beats South Carolina 66-55
It was November 2014 when UConn last lost a game. After Monday night's big showdown with No. 6 South Carolina, it remained that way.
The Gamecocks hung tough throughout the first half, leading for a healthy chunk of it, but eventually the Huskies did what the Huskies do and overwhelmed the visitors en route to a 66-55 victory. The win was notable for being the 100th consecutive for Geno Auriemma's squad, extending the all-time record into triple digits.
Gabby Williams starred with 26 points and 14 rebounds for UConn, which shook off an off shooting night to fight off a strong effort from South Carolina.
Scroll below for a full recap from start to finish of the historic night, as UConn hit the century mark.
No. 1 Connecticut is on the cusp of an unprecedented 100th consecutive win, but one of the nation's top programs stands in its way. No. 6 South Carolina, which is 21-2 this season, has been ranked in the AP Top 10 for the last three seasons. The Huskies are 4-0 all-time against the Gamecocks and have already beaten four other teams currently ranked in the top 10 this season.
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South Carolina’s Alaina Coates is averaging a double-double, with 14 points and 11.5 rebounds per game. The senior has 14 double-doubles and has converted 67 percent of her shots, ranking third nationally.
Just a sophomore, Katie Lou Samuelson has developed into Connecticut's go-to scorer. She leads the team with 21.4 points per game and is shooting 50.1 percent from the field – including 43.2 percent from 3-point range.
Connecticut, which is outscoring its opponents by 33.1 points per game this season, has a 38.7-point average margin of victory during the historic winning streak.
South Carolina is outscoring its opponents by 22.1 points per game this season.
The Huskies lead the nation with a 52.3 percent field-goal percentage, while the Gamecocks limit opponents to 34.6 percent shooting.
Connecticut's Napheesia Collier, who is averaging 19.1 points and a team-high 8.7 rebounds per game, ranks second in the country with a 69.7 percent shooting rate.
The Huskies are 8-0 against Top 25 teams this season, while South Carolina is 6-0.
Connecticut is forcing 19.2 turnovers per game while averaging 12.3 turnovers per game.
A'ja Wilson, who leads South Carolina with 17 points per game, is also hauling in 7.1 rebounds per game.