UConn Women Look for Sweet #71, and Cupcakes

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    Head coach Geno Auriemma and his Connecticut Huskies look to break the all-time record for consecutive wins tonight in Hartford

    After tying their own record of 70 consecutive wins, the UConn women will look to break that record tonight against Notre Dame in the semifinals of the Big East tournament at the X-L Center in Hartford.

    Yesterday, UConn trounced Syracuse, 77 to 41, tying their own record for consecutive victories set in 2001-2003.

    Tina Charles, the odds-on favorite for National Player of Year, tied her career high with 34 points .

    "We had great intensity. We had great energy. Our fans were there for us, so it's really good," the senior center said.

    Junior Maya Moore scored her 2,000th career point for the Huskies and finished with 16 points and 14 rebounds. The numbers are great, she says, but they don't mean very much right now. 

    "It's not the time to think about those type of things too much because you get something so special if we don't put all our focus and all of our efforts on the tasks at hand, that's when you get knocked off," Moore told NBC Connecticut after the game.

    Fans arriving for tonight's match up with Notre Dame will have a special treat available to them outside the XL Center. 

    The owners of New Haven's famous Cupcake Truck are coming north  and will be parked on Trumbull Street, selling the confections that have everyone chasing the truck. The cupcakes will be available from 4 to 6 p.m. on Monday and 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday.