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No. 1 UConn Women top UCF 106-51 for 54th Win in a Row



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    Connecticut’s Kia Nurse dives for a loose ball against UCF’s Jamesha Paul, right, in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, in Hartford, Conn.

    Breanna Stewart had 21 points, five rebounds, four assists and three steals to lead No. 1 UConn to a 106-51 victory over Central Florida on Wednesday night.

    Natalie Butler added a season-high 20 points, six rebounds and three assists for the Huskies (17-0, 7-0 AAC), who have won 54 straight games, tying Louisiana Tech (1980-82) for the third-longest winning streak in Division I women's basketball history.

    Starting forward Morgan Tuck, who is averaging 14.9 points and 5.9 rebounds, did not play for UConn due to soreness in her right knee.

    UConn outscored UCF 25-0 over a span of 9:06 in the first half en route to a 52-15 lead at halftime.

    Gabby Williams finished with a career-high 19 points, seven rebounds and three steals for the Huskies. Napheesa Collier had 14 points and seven rebounds.

    Zykira Lewis led Central Florida with 20 points and six rebounds. The Knights (4-14, 1-6) committed 31 turnovers.