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Stanford Snaps UConn's Streak

Stanford beats UConn 71-59



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    Stanford guard Jeanette Pohlen (23) gets the ball away from Connecticut guard Bria Hartley (14) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Stanford, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

    Stanford ended UConn's historic streak at 90 straight wins with a 71-59 victory at Maples Pavilion.

    UConn never lead in the game, falling for the first time in over two years and after back-to-back National Championships.

    “Today reality set in. Winning that many games in a row is just unheard of, just unheard of,” said UConn head coach Geno Auriemma.

    “Tonight was Stanford’s night,” said Cardinal head coach Tara VanDerveer, adding, “I’m really proud of our team, but it’s December and we need to keep building on this.”

    “They had a game plan and they stuck with it... you saw how easily it happened tonight, it’s unimaginable to think you could go that long without that happening even once, because you saw what happened tonight,” Auriemma said, referring to the historic streak .

    Stanford was the last school to beat the Huskies, in the 2008 NCAA semifinals.

    Jeanette Pohlen hit five 3-pointers while leading the Cardinal with a career-high 31 points.

    Last week, UConn topped the 88-game winning streak set by John Wooden’s UCLA men’s team from 1971-74 by beating Florida State. They got to their 90th in a row this week winning at Pacific.

    Stanford opens Pac-10 play at Cal on Sunday, January 2nd.