Collier scores 39, top-ranked UConn routs USF 96-68

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TAMPA, Fla. — Napheesa Collier had a career-high 39 points and 12 rebounds to help No. 1 University of Connecticut Women’s Basketball wrap up another undefeated regular season and extend its NCAA record winning streak to 104 games with a 96-68 rout of USF on Monday night.

Katie Lou Samuelson became the 44th player in program history with 1,000 career points and finished with 16 despite a cold shooting night.

With the Huskies’ star going 6 of 19 from the field, including just 3 of 12 on 3-point attempts, Collier dominated inside while making 15 of 19 shots on the way to topping 30 points for the second time in three games.

Gabby Williams had 18 points and nine rebounds for the Huskies, who played without injured guard Kia Nurse (right ankle) for the fourth straight game.

UConn (29-0, 16-0 American Athletic Conference) completed its ninth undefeated regular season and moved within one victory having 12 consecutive 30-win seasons. The four-time defending national champions won an earlier meeting against South Florida (22-7, 11-5) by 65.

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