Top-ranked Huskies open AAC tourney with 92-51 rout ECU

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UNCASVILLE — Morgan Tuck and Katie Lou Samuelson each scored 16 points and top-ranked UConn opened its postseason with a 92-51 rout of East Carolina in the quarterfinals of the American Athletic conference tournament.

Breanna Stewart added 15 points and eight rebounds to a balanced scoring attack that had five Huskies (30-0) reach double figures. The win gives the Huskies their 11th straight 30-win season and 21st in program history.

It also extends the third-longest winning streak in program and Division I women's basketball history to 67 games. The Huskies need three more to catch the UConn teams that won 70 in a row between November 2001 and March 2003.

UConn will play Tulane in the semifinals on Sunday.

Jada Payne scored 16 points and I'Tiana Taylor added 14 for East Carolina, which finishes its season at 13-19.

UConn put the game away early. They outscored East Carolina 32-19 in the first quarter and led by 30 points at halftime.