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UConn Huskies' NCAA-record winning streak: 109 and counting

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Nurse leads UConn past Syracuse (0:54)

Kia Nurse makes 9-of-12 shots from 3-point range and scores 29 points as Connecticut tops Syracuse 94-64. (0:54)

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NCAA tournament second round: vs. 4-seed UCLA, 1:30 p.m. ET Saturday (ESPN/WatchESPN), Bridgeport, Connecticut

WIN NO. 109

No. 1 UConn 94, Syracuse 64 (Storrs, Connecticut): In a rematch of the 2016 NCAA title game, the Huskies got the better of the eighth-seeded Orange again. Junior guard Kia Nurse did most of the damage, hitting nine 3-pointers to tie an NCAA tournament single-game record. The junior guard scored 29 points and shot 10-for-13 from the field to lead UConn into its 24th consecutive Sweet 16. The Huskies shot 62 percent from the floor, 52 percent from 3-point range and had 30 assists on their 33 baskets. The victory also marked UConn's 26th consecutive NCAA tournament win, and moved Geno Auriemma within one victory of tying Pat Summitt for most NCAA tournament career wins (112). It was also his 988th career victory.

Game-by-game look at UConn's winning streak

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COVERAGE OF WIN NO. 100

No. 1 UConn 66, No. 6 South Carolina 55: The Huskies extended their NCAA-record winning streak to triple digits behind Williams' career-high 26 points (she also had 14 rebounds). Collier had 18 points for UConn, which hasn't lost since November 2014. Leading scorer Katie Lou Samuelson didn't score in the first half, and junior leader Nurse missed most of the half after aggravating a right ankle injury. But UConn scored the final seven points of the first half to take a 35-29 halftime lead. Samuelson finished with six points on 2-of-12 shooting.

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