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    Tulane guard Tene Thompson (15) blocks Connecticut guard/forward Napheesa Collier (24) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in New Orleans, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Sophia Germer)

    Tulane gave the Huskies a run for their money Saturday night but Connecticut still wound up on top.

    Napheesa Collier had 26 points and 12 rebounds and top-ranked Connecticut held off Tulane 63-60 to push its record winning streak to 101 games.

    Katie Lou Samuelson scored 15 consecutive UConn points in a second-half spurt and finished with 17. Gabby Williams added 14 rebounds for the Huskies (26-0, 13-0 American Athletic).

    Kolby Morgan led Tulane (16-11, 7-7) with 19 points. Leslie Vorpahl had 16, and Tene Thompson 14.

    The Green Wave pulled within two points three times late, but could never get a defensive stop. Finally, they got the ball with four seconds left, but Thompson's desperation 3-pointer fell short.

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