WACO, Texas — Kalani Brown had 20 factors and 17 rebounds as No. eight Baylor received over a top-ranked workforce for the primary time, beating UConn 68-57 Thursday evening and handing the Huskies their first regular-season loss in additional than 4 years.
The Huskies (11-1) hadn’t misplaced a regular-season recreation in regulation since a 76-70 house loss to Baylor in a Nos. 1 vs. 2 matchup on Feb. 18, 2013 — a span of 163 video games. Their solely regular-season loss since then was 88-86 in additional time at Stanford on Nov. 14, 2014. That they had received 126 consecutive regular-season video games, 58 of them non-conference matchups.
UConn is the one No. 1 workforce Baylor has ever confronted in coach Kim Mulkey’s 19 seasons. The Girl Bears had misplaced every of the earlier three such conferences, together with UConn’s final go to to Waco practically 5 years in the past.
The Huskies had their solely lead at 2-Zero when Crystal Dangerfield scored within the opening minute of the sport.
Chloe Jackson added 13 factors, eight assists and 7 rebounds for Baylor (10-1), whereas NaLyssa Smith had 12 factors. Juicy Landrum scored 11 factors whereas Lauren Cox added 9 factors and 7 rebounds.
Napheesa Collier had 16 factors and 11 rebounds for UConn, whereas Katie Lou Samuelson additionally had a double-double with 12 factors and 11 rebounds. However the two seniors have been a mixed eight-of-34 capturing. Dangerfield had 11 factors and Megan Walker 10.
Geno Auriemma’s workforce was coming off robust wins at Oklahoma and California, and after each video games the coach talked about these sorts of video games have been how the vast majority of the world lives. This time, they couldn’t pull off a late comeback. The Huskies shot solely 29 p.c (20 of 68) and had their season low in factors.
The Girl Bears have received 28 consecutive house video games, and prolonged their non-conference house profitable streak to 45 video games since a house loss to UConn on Jan. 13, 2014.