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Samuelson Leads No. 2 UConn Women to Rout of Purdue

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    This Nov. 4, 2018, file photo shows Connecticut's Katie Lou Samuelson in Storrs, Conn.

    Katie Lou Samuelson tied her season high with 22 points, and No. 2 UConn rolled to an 86-40 victory over Purdue on Saturday night in the Paradise Jam tournament.

    Napheesa Collier had a double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds, and Christyn Williams added 17 for the Huskies (5-0), who extended their regular-season winning streak to 120 games.

    Dominique Oden and Kayana Traylor scored 12 points each for the Boilermakers (5-2), who shot 24.6 percent (16 of 65) in suffering their worst defeat on a neutral court since a 44-point loss to Louisiana Tech on March 22, 1990.

    UConn took control early, as Samuelson hit three straight 3-pointers and had 13 points in the first quarter. The Huskies led 28-8 after the opening 10 minutes.

    UConn took its biggest lead, 50 points, late in the fourth quarter when Batouly Camara hit a layup with 2:32 left.

    BIG PICTURE

    UConn: It's been a long time since the Huskies have lost a regular-season game -- to be precise, 1,469 days (and counting) since then-No. 6 Stanford won 88-86 in overtime on Nov. 17, 2014.

    Purdue: Even with the loss, the Boilermakers are off to their best start since the 2015-16 season, when they went 5-1 in November.

    UP NEXT

    Purdue: The Boilermakers face No. 24 Miami on Thursday.

    UConn: The Huskies host DePaul on Wednesday.

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