NCAA WOMEN'S TOP 25 ROUNDUP
Huskers extend win streak to 53
Published: Monday, January 13, 2003 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 13, 2003 at 1:09 a.m.
STORRS, Conn. - Connecticut has a chance to make history in the upcoming week.
Diana Taurasi scored 18 points and Barbara Turner added 16 to lead the third-ranked Huskies to a 69-57 win over Virginia Tech on Sunday, extending the nation's longest active winning streak to 53 games.
The Huskies (14-0, 2-0 Big East) need one more win to match Louisiana Tech's record of 54 straight wins, set from 1980-82. Coach Geno Auriemma's team has a chance to tie the mark Wednesday at Seton Hall. If the Huskies win there, they have a chance to break it at home Saturday against Georgetown.
Coach Sue Gunter, who has 665 victories overall, is now one win away from 400 at LSU.
Vols (11-3, 1-0) coach Pat Summitt got career win No. 799. On Tuesday against DePaul, she will try to join five men as the only college basketball coaches with 800 victories.
The Boilermakers raised their 2002 Big Ten championship banner before the game.
Jocelyn Penn scored 19 points for the Gamecocks (13-2, 1-1).
The Hoosiers (9-4, 2-) fell behind 41-31 with 9:01 remaining but rallied
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