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No. 1 UConn beats No. 12 Ohio St 82-63 for 85th Straight Win

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    No. 1 UConn beats No. 12 Ohio St 82-63 for 85th Straight Win
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    Ohio State's Stephanie Mavunga, left, and Sierra Calhoun, center, pressure Connecticut's Kia Nurse, center, in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Monday, Dec. 19, 2016, in Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

    Katie Lou Samuelson scored eight of her 26 points during a key third-quarter run, and No. 1 UConn beat 12th-ranked Ohio State 82-63 on Monday night for the Huskies' 85th consecutive victory.

    Napheesa Collier had 27 points and 11 rebounds for the Huskies (10-0), who are five games away from matching their NCAA record 90-game winning streak set from 2008-10.

    UConn led by six before opening the second half with a 15-7 spurt. Samuelson hit two 3-pointers during the run. The second made it 55-41.

    The Huskies also switched up their defense on Ohio State star Kelsey Mitchell, holding her to four points in the second half after she had 19 at the break.

    With Mitchell bottled up, the Buckeyes (9-4) couldn't get within single digits