Photo courtesy American Athletic Conference
Photo courtesy American Athletic Conference

UConn adds No. 105 in a row in pursuit of 5 in a row

One down, two to go for the UConn women's basketball team in the American Athletic Conference Tournament.

The Huskies advanced to Sunday's AAC semifinals with a 105-57 victory against Tulsa in Saturday's quarterfinals, extending their NCAA-record winning streak to 105 games.

They play fourth-seeded UCF at 5 p.m.ET. The championship Monday at 7 p.m. ET.

Six Huskies scored in double figures against Tulsa, led by Napheesa Collier's 24 points and Katie Lou Samuelson's 19 points. On Friday, the two super sophomores were named AAC Players of the Year. UConn's Geno Auriemma shared Coach of the Year honors with Temple's Tonya Cardoza.

While the Huskies continue pile up victories, including 30 in a row this season, their primary focus is another streak. They are going for their fifth consecutive national championship.

"All we've done ... it's all going to be determined (by) what happens the next four weekends," Auriemma said Monday, after UConn completed the ninth perfect regular season in program history.

They Huskies are on a roll, which might sound silly about a team that hasn't lost since Nov. 17, 2014 (88-86 to Stanford in overtime).

But since a scare on Feb. 18 in a 63-60 victory against Tulane the Huskies have won their last four games by an average of 41 points.

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