HARTFORD, Conn. - Maya Moore scored 23 points and Tina Charles added 20 to help top-ranked Connecticut win its 49th straight game, an 80-68 victory over No. 2 Stanford last night.
The Huskies (10-0) won their first nine games this season by at least 25 points and an average of 46. UConn had not faced a team the caliber of the Cardinal, whom the Huskies beat last season in the national semifinals en route to a perfect 39-0 record and sixth NCAA title.
The Cardinal (9-1) proved to be no match as UConn extended the third-longest winning streak in women's basketball history. UConn won 70 straight from 2001 to 2003 and Louisiana Tech had a 54-game streak from 1980 to 1982.
Stanford, which beat then-No. 7 Duke and third-ranked Tennessee last week, was the last team to beat UConn, topping the Huskies in the 2008 Final Four.
It was the 44th meeting of the top two teams in the poll: No. 1 leads, 25-19. UConn has been involved in 13 of those games, going 11-2 - including an 8-1 mark as the No. 1 team.