Maya Moore scored a career-high 41 points as the No. 1 UConn women’s basketball team now owns the longest win streak in college basketball history with 89 consecutive victories. UConn defeated Florida State 93-62 in front of a sold out crowd of 16,294 at the XL Center on Tuesday night.
The Huskies topped the 88-game win streak by John Wooden’s UCLA men’s team from 1971-74, which they tied on Sunday, Dec. 19 in an 81-50 victory over Ohio State.
With tonight’s win, UConn improves to 11-0 on the year and extends its home win streak to 69 consecutive games to tie the mark held by its own program (2000-04) and Tennessee (1991-96). Florida State falls to 9-3 with its second straight loss.
Moore was 15-of-24 from the floor and 10-of-11 from the charity stripe as she netted 41 points in 38 minutes. Her 15-made field goals were also a career-high, while her 10 rebounds on the night gave the senior her 43rd career double-double.
Bria Hartley hit 6-of-7 from the floor in the first half, including a 4-of-4 clip from behind the arc, for 16 points. Moore registered 26 points, eight rebounds and three blocked shots in the first frame as the Huskies’ shot 61.5% from the field (16-of-26).
Hartley finished the game with a career-high 21 points as she hit 5-of-6 attempts from three-point land.
Tiffany Hayes handed out a season-high seven assists, while adding 14 points, while Kelly Faris grabbed five rebounds and netted six points to add to the Huskies’ numbers.
With just over three minutes to go in the first half, Hartley hit back-to-back three pointers to give UConn a 25-point lead as the Huskies went into the break with a 54-27 advantage at the half.
The second frame opened with the two teams trading baskets before the Huskies went on an 8-0 run to break away to a 27-point lead at 83-56 with 5:59 left in the contest. UConn’s largest lead came with 2:14 left in the game as the Huskies took a 34-point advantage.
On the night, UConn shot 61.1% (33-of-54), including a 50.0% clip from behind the arc. The Huskies also shot 24 free throws and connected on 19 of those tries. The Seminoles shot 41.7% on the night as they were led by Cierra Bravard’s 19 points and six rebounds.
UConn heads west to take on the University of Pacific in Stockton, Calif. in its next contest. Game time is set for 10:00 p.m. (EST) and will be televised locally on CPTV.