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Connecticut 92, Tulsa 34

STORRS, Conn. - Megan Walker scored 24 points and No. 4 UConn routed Tulsa 92-34 to extend its American Athletic Conference winning streak to 127 games.

Freshman Anna Makurat added a season-high 21 points and Crystal Dangerfield scored 16 for the Huskies (16-1, 7-0), who have won all 109 regular-season conference games and all six AAC tournaments since leaving the Big East for the American.

Christyn Williams and Aubrey Griffin each had 11 points.

Addison Richards scored 11 points for Tulsa (5-13, 0-5), which has lost five in a row.

UConn was coming off two relatively close road wins, beating Memphis by 12 and UCF by seven.

But the Huskies scored the first seven points against Tulsa, jumped out to an 11-2 lead and never trailed.

UConn played stifling defense from the tip, holding the Golden Hurricane to just five baskets on 24 shots (20.8%) in the first half. It forced 16 first-half turnovers, converting them into 29 points.

The Huskies had 34 points off 21 turnovers in the game, while giving the ball away just 11 times, resulting in four Tulsa points.

A Makurat 3-pointer from the right baseline gave UConn its first 30-point lead at 38-8 and a 3-pointer from Walker just before the halftime buzzer sent UConn into the break up 48-11.

The Huskies extended that in the second half, led 69-26 after three quarter and finished the game shooting just under 56% from the floor.

Makurat scored 16 of her points in the second half, finishing 8 of 12 from the floor and 4 of 7 from behind the arc.

Associated Press

January 19, 2020