No. 1 UConn beats SMU 90-37, runs winning streak to 55

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DALLAS — Breanna Stewart had 15 points, 12 rebounds and nine blocks to help No. 1 UConn extended its winning streak to 55 games, the third-longest in NCAA Division I women’s basketball history, with a 90-37 victory over SMU on Saturday.

Stewart, the two-time defending national player of the year, also had seven assists and three steals in three quarters. Dallas native Moriah Jefferson scored 19 points to go along with six assists and six steals for the Huskies (18-0, 8-0 The American).

UConn now owns the three longest winning streaks, all compiled under coach Geno Auriemma. The Huskies won 90 straight from 2008-11 and 70 straight in 2001-03. Saturday’s victory broke a tie with the 54-game streak that Louisiana Tech put together 1980-82.

McKenzie Adams led the Mustangs (8-10, 3-4) with 13 points, and Alicia Froling added 12.