Top-seed UConn defeats Robert Morris, 101-49 in first round

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STORRS — The No. 1 seed Huskies advance to the second-round of the 2016 NCAA women’s tournament after cruising to victory Saturday.

The team handed NEC champion and No. 16 seed Robert Morris a crushing defeat, 101-49, on home turf at Gampel Pavilion.

The Huskies have won 70 consecutive games, which matches the second-longest winning streak in team and NCAA history.

UConn achieved another milestone today as well, scoring over 100 points for the 8th time in a tournament game.

Freshman Katie Lou Samuelson scored 22 points as UConn began its quest for a fourth consecutive national title with a 101-49 rout of Robert Morris Saturday in the tournament’s first round.

Two-time national player of the year Breanna Stewart added 18 points for the Huskies (33-0), are working toward the program’s 11th NCAA championship.

Anna Niki Stamolamprou had 11 for Robert Morris (20-13) in the final game for coach Sal Buscaglia, who is retiring after a 38-year career.

They led by 49 points at halftime and 61 after three quarters.