Baylor Women End No. 1 UConn's Years-Long Winning Streak

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Baylor Women End No. 1 UConn's Years-Long Winning Streak

This is the first time the Bears have beaten a No. 1 team in school history.

Kalani Brown had 20 points and 17 rebounds as No. 8 Baylor won over a top-ranked team for the first time, beating the UConn women 68-57 Thursday night.

"What is disappointing for me (is) not that we lost", Auriemma said, per The Associated Press. After both games, he said that's the usual experience for most teams.

The Huskies defeated a heavy load of AP Top 25 teams in the regular season over the course of this run.

Before Thursday, the last time Geno Auriemma's team lost a game by double digits was February 27, 2012, when UConn fell to Notre Dame 72-59 in its regular-season finale.

When Baylor women's basketball beat UConn 68-57 on Thursday night in Waco, Texas, the Bears dealt the Huskies not only their first loss of the season but also their first regular season defeat in more than four years.

The last time UConn lost (in the regular season or postseason) to a team outside the top 7 in the latest AP poll was February 18, 2012, when unranked St. John's beat the Huskies in Storrs. Their only regular-season loss since then was 88-86 in overtime at Stanford on November 14, 2014.

It was the Huskies' first regulation loss in 209 straight games. Since that game at Stanford in 2014, the Huskies had won all 56 of their road contests.

Baylor: The Lady Bears have won 28 consecutive home games, and extended their non-conference home winning streak to 45 games since a home loss to UConn on January 13, 2014. 14 Cal, three days after trailing by double digits in the second half at Oklahoma, before pulling out a 72-63 win. Dangerfield had 11 points and Megan Walker 10. "And it's taken for granted I think".

"We'll be in this situation again".

"It just felt like everyone was kind of stagnant out there. It's not going to be like that". Of those 34, 11 ranked in the top five, while two (Notre Dame this year and SC in 2015) stood No. 1 nationally before facing the Huskies. "We'll enjoy this, but we are now focused on Lubbock, Texas", Mulkey said after the win, according to ESPN program director David Smoak. "How long did you think you were going to win every game in the regular season, 10 years?", said Huskies head coach Geno Auriemma. 18, 2013 - a span of 163 games.

"Just getting our minds right and seeing what we did, and we have to be able to learn from it and move on", Collier said.

Baylor center Kelani Brown proved too tough to handle for the Huskies, as she logged 20 points and 17 boards in the victory. 11 Stanford on December 15.

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