Now that UConn has broken its own NCAA record with 91 wins in a row, the four-time defending national champion Huskies can look toward trying to extend their other impressive streak. Coach Geno Auriemma and the Huskies spent some extra time in Big D after their record-setting win at SMU. ''We took them there last year to see a game, and the Mavs happen to be in town again,'' Auriemma said.
Joyner Holmes and Ariel Atkins scored 15 points apiece and No. 16 Texas took control in the second quarter en route to a 73-63 win over West Virginia on Saturday. The Longhorns (12-4) have won 10 straight and are 6-0 in the Big 12 for the first time ever despite missing all 10 3-point attempts. The Mountaineers led 17-16 after one quarter but the Longhorns scored the first 12 points of the second and led 34-20 before Lanay Montgomery made a layup with 1:31 left before halftime.
Degbeon, a 6-foot-2 junior, had a career high 13 points while James had 12 and Conde 10 as they won their 15th straight over the Tigers (11-6, 0-5). ''This is really good for our confidence,'' Degbeon said. The Seminoles opened up a 28-4 first-quarter lead and never looked back.