HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Tina Charles matched her season high with 26 points and MayaMoore added 21 as top-ranked Connecticut ran its winning streak to66 games with a 85-53 rout of Providence on Saturday.
Kalana Greene chipped in 11 points for UConn (27-0, 13-0 BigEast), which needs just four more victories to tie its own recordfor the longest winning streak in the history of Division I women'sbasketball.
Chelsea Marandola had 12 points to lead Providence (15-11, 6-7),which was coming off consecutive wins over Marquette and Cincinnatiand had won three of its last four.
The Huskies have won 55 straight at home, where they are beatingteams by an average of over 31 points. UConn hasn't lost aconference game on its home court in four years, and has beaten 237straight unranked opponents at home.
Connecticut actually trailed 3-2 early, the third consecutivegame the Huskies have found themselves behind. But that didn't lastlong. UConn used a 9-2 run to turn a 5-5 tie into a 14-7 lead, anda 15-2 run a short time later made it 32-13. Moore had 11 of theHuskies' first 17 points and 15 at halftime, when they led45-25.
Charles had 14 points at the break. She needs just four morepoints to pass Rebecca Lobo and move into fifth place on theschool's all-time scoring list.
UConn scored the first eight points of the second half, and therout was on. UConn coach Geno Auriemma pulled Charles and Mooremidway through the half with UConn up 69-34.
This was the fifth time this season the Huskies have had twoplayers score 20 points — four of those times it has beenMoore and Charles.
The Huskies' average margin of victory during their win streakis just over 33 points, but this blowout followed relatively closewins against No. 22 St. Johns (14 points), and No. 11 Oklahoma(16). Every victory during the streak has been by doubledigits.
UConn held Providence to 31 percent shooting and outreboundedthe Friars 41-34, Charles pulling down nine of them.
The Huskies have won 25 straight against the Friars.
UConn can clinch the Big East regular season title by winningtwo of its final three. The Huskies have games left againstSyracuse, No. 14 Georgetown and No. 4 Notre Dame.
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