111 recap: A game-by-game look at UConn's winning streak

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)

Before losing in the 2017 Final Four, the Connecticut women's basketball team hadn't been defeated since a double-overtime loss to Stanford on Nov. 17, 2014.

In those 29 months, the Huskies reeled off a 111-game NCAA record-breaking win streak.

We take a look at every victory along the way, as well as the individual performances, milestones, records and memorable quotes that stand out the most from each win.

Note: Rankings refer to spot in AP Top 25 at time of game; home games were played in Storrs, Connecticut, unless otherwise noted.

No. 111

90-52 vs. 10-seed Oregon (Bridgeport, Connecticut): For the 10th consecutive season, Connecticut is headed to the Final Four. The Huskies' win over 10-seed Oregon gave coach Geno Auriemma his 113th NCAA tournament victory. Auriemma previously shared the record with the late Pat Summitt. UConn advances to Dallas in search of its fifth consecutive national championship and riding a 36-0 record this season. Team defense and an efficient offense were the two keys to the Huskies' victory. UConn, which forced Oregon into 22 turnovers, finished with four players in double figures, led by a game-high 28 points from sophomore Napheesa Collier. Gabby Williams added 25 points (9-of-13 shooting) and battled all night with Oregon freshmen Mallory McGwire and Ruthy Hebard in the low post, siphoning off passing lanes and preventing the Oregon offense from running through its post players. The Huskies removed any drama with a 17-0 run in the first quarter. (March 27, 2017)

No. 110

86-71 vs. No. 15/4-seed UCLA 71 (Bridgeport, Connecticut): The win marks Auriemma's 112th NCAA tournament victory, Pat Summitt for most all-time Division I tourney wins for men and women. Four Huskies finished in double figures, led by Collier, who secured a double-double just a few minutes into the third quarter and finished with 27 points, 14 rebounds and five assists -- all without committing a turnover. Katie Lou Samuelson added 15 points and five rebounds and Gabby Williams flirted with a triple-double (17 points, nine rebounds, six assists). (March 25, 2017)

No. 109

94-64 vs. No. 8 seed Syracuse (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 Auriemma within one victory of tying Summitt for most NCAA tournament career wins (112). It was also his 988th career victory. (March 20, 2017)

No. 108

116-55 vs. No. 16 seed Albany (Storrs, Connecticut): The top-ranked Huskies once again opened the NCAA tournament with a lopsided rout. Napheesa Collier and Kia Nurse each scored 24 points for UConn, which won its 25th consecutive NCAA tournament game. The opener was especially sweet for Nurse, who shot 6-for-7 from 3-point range and looked 100 percent after missing the past four games of the regular season because of an ankle injury. The Huskies, who shot 62.3 percent from the field, improved to 33-0 on the season and had 34 assists on their 43 field goals. UConn's 116 points matched the program record for most points in an NCAA tournament game (the Huskies also scored 116 against Hampton in the first round in 2000), and coach Geno Auriemma moved to within two victories of tying Pat Summitt for most NCAA tournament career wins (112). It was also his 987th career victory. (March 18, 2017)

No. 107

100-44 vs. South Florida (Uncasville, Connecticut): Katie Lou Samuelson set a Division I record for consecutive 3-pointers in a game, going 10-for-10 from long range to finish with a career-high 40 points on Monday. Samuelson was 7-for-7 on 3-pointers in the first half, and despite playing just eight minutes in the second half, she joined Maya Moore and Nykesha Sales as the only players in UConn history to score 40 or more points in a game. Entering the game, Samuelson was shooting 41.3 percent from downtown but was a combined 10-for-29 in her past three games (including a 3 for 12 effort on Feb. 27). "Actually, the past couple games, I was kind of worried about my shot a little bit," Samuelson said after Monday's win. "Coach just told me to calm down, that everyone goes through it. So just focus and shoot it." As Auriemma added, "She's an amazing shooter, and today, she was in that zone. I hope she can hold onto that for another month." (March 6, 2017)

No. 106

78-56 vs. UCF 56 (Uncasville, Connecticut): The Huskies, who have never lost to an AAC opponent in the four years of the league, will play for the conference tournament title after winning their 106th consecutive game. Gabby Williams and Collier each scored 16 points, Crystal Dangerfield had 14 and Samuelson had 12 for UConn, which ran its season record to 31-0. (March 5, 2017)

No. 105

105-57 vs. Tulsa (Uncasville, Connecticut): Nurse returned to the starting lineup after missing four games with an ankle injury, and the Huskies rolled in the American Athletic Conference quarterfinal. Six UConn players scored in double figures, led by Collier's 24 points in just 25 minutes of play. The win gave the Huskies their 12th consecutive 30-win season. (March 4, 2017)

No. 104

96-68 vs. South Florida: Even with Nurse missing her fourth straight game because of an ankle injury, the Huskies had little trouble wrapping up another undefeated regular season. Collier had a double-double, scoring a career-high 39 points and pulling down 12 rebounds. Williams had 18 points, and Katie Lou Samuelson became the 44th UConn player to reach 1,000 career points, scoring 16. (Feb. 27, 2017)

No. 103

91-48 vs. Memphis 48: Saniya Chong shined brightly on senior day. The guard scored 14 points and had seven assists in her final regular-season game at Gampel Pavilion. But the day really belonged to Samuelson, who scored the Huskies' first eight points and had 11 in the first quarter. Samuelson, who shot just 32 percent from the field in her previous three games, went 11-for-14 from the field and 5-for-8 on 3-pointers Saturday, finishing with 29 points. Chong and fellow senior Tierney Lawlor are 144-1 in their four years at UConn. (Feb. 25, 2017)

No. 102

90-45 vs. No. 23 Temple 45: Collier shot 13-for-14 from the field on her way to a career-high 31 points, prompting coach Geno Auriemma to say, "The kid never takes a bad shot." UConn clinched its fourth consecutive American Athletic Conference regular-season title -- the Huskies have never lost a AAC regular-season or conference tournament game. Gabby Williams also became the 43rd player in UConn history to score 1,000 career points. (Feb. 22, 2017)

No. 101

63-60 at Tulane: The second-smallest margin of victory to date in UConn's 101-game winning streak came from an unlikely foe. The Huskies beat the Green Wave by 44 points a month ago. But this time, Nurse was sidelined -- she missed the first game of her career after previously starting 99 consecutive games -- and the Huskies struggled from the field: They finished 6-for-20 on 3-point attempts (30 percent) and shot 38 percent from the field. Collier had 26 points and Katie Lou Samuelson had 17; they were the only Huskies in double figures. UConn, which also committed 18 turnovers, scored a season-low 28 points in the first half (previous low was 30 points, against Florida State in the 2016-17 season opener). The Green Wave's desperation 3-pointer in the last seconds fell short. Auriemma had plenty to say about his Huskies after the win: "They think that every shot that they take is supposed to go in, and then when it doesn't go in they pout and they feel sorry for themselves and act like 12-year-olds." (Feb. 18, 2017)

No. 100

66-55 vs. No. 6 South Carolina: The Huskies extended their NCAA-record winning streak to triple digits behind Gabby Williams' career-high 26 points (she also had 14 rebounds). Collier added 18 points for UConn, which hasn't lost since November 2014. Leading scorer 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 -- with former Huskies legends watching -- 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. (Feb. 13, 2017)

No. 99

83-41 vs. SMU: Samuelson scored 22 points in 25 minutes, shooting 8-of-13 from the field and 3-of-6 on 3-pointers. Nurse and Saniya Chong each added 13 points, Gabby Williams had 11, and Collier 10 as UConn moved one win shy of 100 consecutive victories. Williams, who also had nine rebounds, joined Maya Moore and Breanna Stewart as the only players in program history with at least 200 rebounds, 100 assists, 50 steals and 25 blocked shots in a season. (Feb. 11, 2017)

No. 98

96-49 at Cincinnati: Collier hit all 10 of her field goal attempts and scored 24 points as the Huskies improved to 17-0 all time against Cincinnati. Auriemma's 978th career win moved him past Rutgers' C. Vivian Stringer into fourth place in NCAA Division I victories by a women's college basketball coach, behind Pat Summitt, Tara VanDerveer and Sylvia Hatchell. (Feb. 7, 2017)

No. 97

96-50 vs. Tulsa: Collier led the way with 24 points, but in one of the best games of her career, Chong added 17 points, seven rebounds, seven assists and no turnovers. (Feb. 5, 2017)

No. 96

97-69 at Temple: Collier made 12 of 14 shots -- her only misses were a pair of 3-point attempts -- to score a team-high 25 points and added 10 rebounds, four blocks, three steals and two assists. Samuelson added 24 points as the Huskies broke their own NCAA women's basketball record with their 35th consecutive win on the road. (Feb. 1, 2017)

No. 95

91-42 vs. Houston (Hartford, Connecticut): Williams had 19 points and 10 rebounds, her seventh double-double of the season."Sometimes, we just throw the ball into Gabby and we stand there and watch her play," UConn coach Geno Auriemma said. "Because she's able to leap tall buildings with a single bound and all the other stuff she does, we kind of get fascinated by watching her and everybody else stands. The first quarter seemed to be Gabby against them." (Jan. 28, 2017)

No. 94

91-44 at East Carolina: The Huskies tied yet another NCAA women's basketball record by winning their 34th consecutive game on the road, matching the 34 road wins in a row by UConn from 2001-04. Williams hit seven of 10 shots and tallied 16 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists for the fifth triple-double in UConn history. Nurse also scored her 1,000th career point (off an assist from Williams). (Jan. 24, 2017)

No. 93

100-56 vs. Tulane: Samuelson scored 32 points, Nurse had 18 and Collier 17 for UConn, which improved to 60-0 in the regular season in American Athletic Conference games. The Huskies led from start to finish for the ninth consecutive game. (Jan. 22, 2017)

No. 92

98-58 at Tulsa: Making 13-of-18 field goals, including a 7-for-12 performance on 3-pointers, Samuelson scored a career-high 34 points. In typical Geno Auriemma fashion, he pointed out that the 6-foot-3 Samuelson isn't the nation's top player, but "she does things better than anybody else in the country." He then added: "There's great shooters in America, but they're not her size. There's kids her size, but they don't shoot it the way she does." (Jan. 17, 2017)

No. 91

88-48 at SMU: It seemed more like an inevitability than an accomplishment. The Huskies scored the game's first 21 points on their way to breaking their own NCAA record with their 91st consecutive victory. But no matter the setting or what's at stake, it was business as usual in the record-breaking win. (Jan. 14, 2017)

No. 90

102-37 vs. USF (Hartford, Connecticut): The Huskies didn't just demolish the Bulls, they had fun doing it. With even Auriemma grinning like the Cheshire Cat on the sideline, UConn rolled to its record-tying win, which marked the second 65-point victory in the streak. Auriemma said the Huskies were a team on a mission in the first half, and played "as good a 20 minutes of basketball as any of them have been a part of." (Jan. 10, 2017)

No. 89

90-45 vs. East Carolina (Hartford, Connecticut): Perhaps the most memorable part of a victory in which UConn doubled up its opponent was the Huskies breaking a tie with John Wooden's UCLA men's team's 88-game winning streak. The Huskies now own the two longest winning streaks in D-I college basketball history. (Jan. 4, 2017)

No. 88

84-48 at UCF: Since joining the American Athletic Conference after the 2012-13 season, the Huskies haven't lost a league game. That streak was never in danger in this opening game of conference play. UConn also extended its winning streak against unranked opponents to 100 games. (Jan. 1, 2017)

No. 87

87-81 at No. 4 Maryland: Considered the final test before conference play opened, the Terps pushed the Huskies in just the second game in the streak decided by single digits. In front of a sellout crowd of 17,950, Samuleson -- so sick that she vomited into a bucket during the game -- had 23 points to lead five Huskies in double figures on a night when it looked like the streak might actually end. (Dec. 29, 2016)

No. 86

84-41 at Nebraska: Defense led the way as the Huskies scored 31 points off 24 turnovers. Samuelson and Nurse combined for 43 points on 15-of-26 shooting from the field, including 6-for-9 on 3-pointers. (Dec. 21, 2016)

No. 85

82-63 vs. Ohio State (Hartford, Connecticut): For perhaps the first time in a long time, the best individual talent on the court wasn't in a UConn uniform. It didn't matter. Scoring phenom Kelsey Mitchell had 19 points in the first half as Ohio State trailed 40-34 at the break. But UConn's defense held her to just four points in the second half. Collier had 27 points and 11 rebounds. Samuelson added 26 points. (Dec. 19, 2016)

No. 84

75-58 at Kansas State: UConn used its trademark runs to put away the Wildcats, rattling off 17 unanswered points in the first half and adding 10 straight points in the second to seal the victory. (Dec. 11, 2016)

No. 83

72-61 at No. 2 Notre Dame: Facing its most difficult challenge of the new season on the road, UConn surrendered an early double-digit lead but regained control to beat Notre Dame for the sixth straight meeting. Collier, Samuelson and Williams combined for 57 points, proving that with a new "big three" leading the way, UConn once again is the team to beat this season. Two days before the game, UConn replaced Notre Dame as the No. 1 team in the AP Top 25. (Dec. 7, 2016)

No. 82

72-54 vs. No. 14 Texas (Uncasville, Connecticut): The Longhorns led by two points after the first quarter. That's when Auriemma pulled out what he described as his best 30-second timeout speech. Point taken. UConn made all the right adjustments to pull away from another ranked foe. (Dec. 4, 2016)

No. 81

91-46 vs. No. 15 DePaul: Nurse made sure this one wasn't close. She made her first nine shots, had 19 points after 10 minutes and finished with a career-high 33. She shot 12-of-16 from the field, 6-of-9 on 3-pointers. (Dec. 1, 2016)

No. 80

80-43 vs. Chattanooga (Hartford, Connecticut): Chattanooga had 12 points at halftime, was held scoreless for an eight-minute span in the second half and was outscored 48-16 in the paint. This postgame quote from Auriemma was perhaps more memorable than anything on court: "We need to get our ass beat and soon and bad, so that some of our guys will come to realize that this is not as easy as they think it is." (Nov. 29, 2016).

No. 79

98-65 vs. Dayton: Samuelson scored a career high in points for the second consecutive game (29). UConn had 27 assists on 37 baskets. (Nov. 22, 2016)

No. 78

76-53 at LSU: Samuelson hit 7 of 11 3-point attempts to score a career-high 28 points. Five different Huskies hit at least one 3-pointer, as UConn was more accurate (14 of 26, 53.8 percent) from beyond the arc than the field (22 of 47, 46.8 percent). (Nov. 20, 2016)

No. 77

72-61 vs. No. 2 Baylor: There was a lot of early talk of UConn searching for its identify after losing Breanna Stewart, Moriah Jefferson and Morgan Tuck. But Auriemma's latest freshman gem, Crystal Dangerfield, scored 19 points to help deliver a win over the higher-ranked Lady Bears. Baylor's height was expected to challenge the Huskies, and the Lady Bears won the rebounding battle, 39-29. But it wasn't enough. (Nov. 17, 2016)

No. 76

78-76 at Florida State: By far the closest game of the streak, this 2016-17 season opener is the only game decided by just one basket. The Seminoles had a chance to tie the score with 13.7 seconds left when Brittany Brown was fouled attempting a 3-pointer. She made two of three free throws, but UConn lost the rebound after the miss, and Florida State had the ball back. That's when Collier -- who also had 28 points -- blocked Shakayla Thomas' shot, and UConn regained possession and then hit one more free throw for the final margin. The Seminoles -- who were without leading scorer Leticia Romero due to injury -- had led by four at halftime and were ahead by as much as seven in the third quarter. But the "new-look" Huskies prevailed. (Nov. 14, 2016)

2015-16 season

No. 75

82-61 vs. Syracuse (Indianapolis, Indiana) Stewart said all along she came to UConn to win four NCAA titles. Mission accomplished -- and with a perfect 38-0 record, no less (the sixth unbeaten season in UConn history). Stewie carried UConn to unprecedented heights, the first D-I women's team to win four consecutive national championships. Stewart, Jefferson and Tuck -- who were picked 1-2-3 in the WNBA draft a couple weeks later -- went out with class, and Auriemma moved ahead of legendary coach John Wooden with his 11th national championship. The Huskies have never lost an NCAA title game. (April 5, 2016)

No. 74

80-51 vs. Oregon State (Indianapolis, Indiana): The 29-point win set a Women's Final Four record for largest margin of victory and ended the Beavers' first Final Four appearance. Some early foul trouble slowed down Stewart, but she rebounded to score 14 of her 20 points in the second half. But Tuck -- who later in April announced she was leaving UConn with a year of eligibility remaining -- was the true standout in leading UConn back to the championship game. And the supporting cast stepped up after UConn lost Samuelson to a broken bone in her foot. (April 3, 2016)

No. 73

86-65 vs. Texas (Bridgeport, Connecticut): The Huskies advanced to their ninth straight Final Four off of 22 points from Tuck and 21 from Stewart. The regional's most outstanding player, Stewart also added 13 rebounds and started a 12-1 run that blew open the game. Cue more complaints that UConn is bad for the game, but Mechelle Voepel wrote that the Huskies were advancing women's basketball, not killing it. (March 28, 2016)

No. 72

98-38 vs. Mississippi State (Bridgeport, Connecticut): Earlier in the day, top-seeded Notre Dame and South Carolina were both upset, and UConn put a stop to the upset bug. The Huskies' 60-point win shattered the NCAA record for margin of victory in the regional rounds. In a dominating performance, Stewart had 22 points, 14 boards and 5 blocks in the Sweet 16. (March 26, 2016)

No. 71

97-51 vs. Duquesne: The "big three" delivered in a big way, as Stewart (16 rebounds and 5 blocks), Jefferson (7 assists) and Tuck (9 rebounds) each scored 20 points in their final game together at Gampel Pavilion. Auriemma called their performance "magnificent." The Huskies advanced to the regional semifinals for the 23rd consecutive season. (March 21, 2016)

No. 70

101-49 vs. Robert Morris: In the first round of the NCAA tournament, the Huskies led by 37 points after the first quarter and six players scored in double digits, led by Samuelson's 22 points. Stewart passed Rebecca Lobo as UConn's all-time leading shot-blocker. Robert Morris had 15 points at halftime. (March 19, 2016)

No. 69

77-51 vs. USF (Uncasville, Connecticut): Three seasons in the American. Three conference tournament titles. UConn improved to 9-0 in American tournament games, winning each of them by double digits. (March 7, 2016)

No. 68

82-35 vs. Tulane (Uncasville, Connecticut): The Huskies scored the game's first 14 points, including seven from Nurse, to advance to the American final. Auriemma rested his starters in the fourth quarter. (March 6, 2016)

No. 67

92-51 vs. East Carolina (Uncasville, Connecticut): Five Huskies reached double figures in scoring, and UConn led by 30 points at halftime of its American tournament opener. The victory clinched UConn its 11th consecutive season of at least 30 wins. (March 5, 2016)

No. 66

79-59 vs. USF: For the first time all season, UConn trailed at halftime, 25-24, after scoring just nine points in the second quarter. But the Huskies outscored the Bulls 32-14 in the pivotal third quarter. UConn grabbed seven of its 15 offensive rebounds in the period. "They assaulted the glass in the third quarter," Bulls coach Jose Fernandez said after the regular-season finale for both teams. UConn looked ready to raise the bar even higher in the postseason. (Feb. 29, 2016)

No. 65

80-40 vs. Tulane: Senior Day got off to an uncharacteristic slow start. After being honored in a pregame ceremony, Stewart, Jefferson and Tuck shot a combined 5-for-24 in the opening half. The Huskies trailed by as many as 11 points early on, and it marked the first time since a game against Notre Dame in December 2014 that UConn trailed by double digits. "They let the emotions get to them," Auriemma said. Still, a 28-7 second quarter righted the ship. Jefferson became the second player in UConn history with 600 assists and 300 steals (Jennifer Rizzotti). (Feb. 27, 2016)

No. 64

88-41 vs. SMU: Samuelson scored 21 points and hit 5-of-10 3-point shots to become the eighth freshman in Huskies history to hit 50 3-pointers in a season. (Feb. 24, 2016)

No. 63

84-41 at East Carolina: Stewart had 16 points, 11 rebounds and 8 blocks as UConn clinched a share of its third consecutive American regular-season title in as many seasons. (Feb. 20, 2016)

No. 62

88-34 vs. Cincinnati: Giving his stars some rest and getting his reserves some quality minutes, Auriemma sat Stewart, Jefferson and Tuck to start the game. He subbed them in with the score tied at 15, and the Bearcats managed just 19 more points the rest of the game. UConn's "bench" outscored Cincinnati's 46-4. Tuck played 11 minutes, Stewart played 21 and Jefferson 22. (Feb. 17, 2016)

No. 61

85-60 at Temple: Jefferson had 25 points, 8 assists and 8 steals, and Stewart had 24 points, 8 rebounds, 7 assists and 6 blocks. (Feb. 14, 2016)

No. 60

66-54 at No. 2 South Carolina: Just like most other times UConn has played in a 1-2 showdown lately, the Huskies won easy. But just because we saw it coming doesn't mean they shouldn't be lauded for making it happen yet again. "It's a lot of fun," Stewart said after the game. "To be at someone else's home court, where they have a sell-out crowd and everyone is cheering against you, that's exciting for us." (Feb. 8, 2016)

No. 59

92-46 vs. East Carolina: Determined to rebound from a scoreless performance in UConn's last game, Nurse scored a season-high 20 points. (Feb. 6, 2016).

No. 58

96-38 at Tulane: Stewart made her first 7 shots and scored 8 of UConn's first 10 points in the blowout. She was perfect in the first half, making all six of her field goal attempts and free throw shots, and finished with 20 points for the game. Tuck returned and played 16 minutes. (Feb. 3, 2016)

No. 57

83-40 vs. Memphis (Hartford, Connecticut): The Huskies reached the 20-win mark for the 23rd consecutive season, forcing 34 turnovers. Tuck, nursing knee issues, missed her fourth game in a row. (Jan. 30, 2016)

No. 56

94-30 at Tulsa: At the time, the 64-point win was the season's largest margin of victory. The 30 points marked a season-low for opponents, and Tulsa's 17.9 percent shooting was the lowest percentage allowed on the season. ''We've changed up a couple of things defensively and it's made a big difference,'' Auriemma said. ''We've gotten more involved, more aggressive. We've become much more of an attacking team than we were, let's say, a month ago.'' Stewart became the sixth UConn player to top 1,000 blocks. (Jan. 27, 2016)

No. 55

90-37 at SMU: The victory extended UConn's winning streak to the third-longest in NCAA D-I women's basketball history (all compiled by the Huskies). The win broke a tie with Louisiana Tech's 54-game streak (1980-82). (Jan. 23, 2016)

No. 54

106-51 vs. UCF (Hartford, Connecticut): Starting in place of the injured Tuck, Williams hit 9 of 11 shots and didn't commit a turnover, scoring a career-high 19 points in 21 minutes. (Jan. 20, 2016)

No. 53

104-49 vs. Temple: In just her second career start, Samuelson hit five 3-pointers, tallying 21 points. UConn's starters did not play in the fourth quarter. (Jan. 16, 2016)

No. 52

86-46 at Memphis: Jefferson was nearly perfect, shooting 7-for-8 from the field, including 3-of-4 on 3-pointers, and all four of her foul shots to lead the way with 21 points. She also had zero turnovers in 26 minutes. (Jan. 13, 2016)

No. 51

75-59 at USF: The Bulls led by as many as eight points in the first half as UConn struggled from the field. The Huskies eventually blew open the game after the break, leading by as many as 21 in the fourth quarter. Stewart and Tuck both had double-doubles. (Jan. 10, 2016)

No. 50

76-37 at Houston: UConn's defense dictated this one. The Huskies scored 30 points off 19 Houston turnovers, including three 30-second shot-clock violations. (Jan. 8, 2016)

No. 49

95-35 vs. Tulsa (Hartford, Connecticut): Filling in for injured Jefferson (hamstring) in the starting lineup, Chong -- who hadn't started since UConn's last loss -- scored 18 points for the Huskies. (Jan. 6, 2016)

No. 48

107-45 at Cincinnati: The Huskies led 31-11 at the end of the first quarter and never looked back. UConn's 54 first-half points were a season high. Eight Huskies finished in double digits. Natalie Butler, who transferred from Georgetown and redshirted 2014-15 and then missed 10 games this season with a thumb injury, made her UConn debut. (Dec. 30, 2015)

No. 47

83-73 vs. No. 6 Maryland (Madison Square Garden, New York): With a minute remaining, the Huskies led by just four points but got a clutch 3-pointer from Chong to hold on to the victory, their third over a top-10 opponent this season. Stewart, Jefferson and Tuck combined for 57 points, 17 rebounds and 19 assists and continued to make the Huskies look unstoppable. (Dec. 28, 2015)

No. 46

86-40 vs. LSU (Hartford, Connecticut): Stewart missed the game after suffering a sprained ankle in practice, but it didn't slow the Huskies. UConn never trailed and put five players in double digits. (Dec. 21, 2015)

No. 45

73-49 vs. No. 11 Florida State (Uncasville, Connecticut): Tuck scored 18 points, and Stewart added 16 points, seven assists, six blocks and five steals. Collier, a freshman, made her first career start. (Dec. 11, 2015)

No. 44

94-50 at Colgate: Stewart tallied a career-high 10 assists to become the first player in NCAA history with 300 blocks and 300 assists. Approximately 100 of Stewart's friends and family members from her hometown 40 miles away in Syracuse were in the stands for Stewart's "homecoming game." Colgate got the call after Syracuse turned down the chance to host the Huskies. It was the first women's basketball sellout at Colgate's 1,782-seat Cotterell Court. (Dec. 9, 2015)

No. 43

91-81 vs. No. 3 Notre Dame: The way Auriemma explained it after the game, Jefferson said, "I got this," and he didn't even have to ask. Notre Dame opened with a lineup that included four guards, including Marina Mabrey, who had 21 points in the first half. Jefferson took over in the third quarter, and the defensive stopper helped hold Mabrey to just one more field goal the rest of the way. Stewart scored 28 points, and Tuck added 21. And after the final whistle, Irish coach Muffet McGraw declared UConn "better than last year." (Dec. 5, 2015)

No. 42

86-70 at No. 23 DePaul: The Huskies led just 44-41 at halftime after chasing the Blue Demons for two quarters, but they went on a 12-2 run to start the second half. DePaul, which hit a season-high 13 3-pointers, was within five points, 65-60, with eight minutes to play, but UConn reeled off six straight points and DePaul was done. Stewart had a double-double, and Tuck (11 boards) helped the Huskies outrebound the Blue Demons 47-27. (Dec. 2, 2015)

No. 41

79-31 at Chattanooga: Jefferson didn't miss, hitting all five of her field goal attempts and four free throws, to score 15 points in the first meeting between the Huskies and Lady Mocs. (Nov. 30, 2015)

No. 40

88-46 vs. Nebraska (Hartford, Connecticut): Stewart scored 25 points for the second consecutive game -- she had 74 points in the first three games of the season -- and went 10-for-11 from the field. Highly touted freshmen Samuelson and Collier combined for 24 points. (Nov. 28, 2015)

No. 39

97-57 vs. Kansas State (Hartford, Connecticut): Stewart became the ninth Huskies player to top 2,000 career points, passing Bria Hartley (1,994) and Renee Montgomery (1,990) in the UConn annals. Stewart reached the milestone in 117 games, third-fastest among Huskies (Maya Moore needed 108 games and Kerry Bascom 113). (Nov. 23, 2015)

No. 38

100-56 at No. 7 Ohio State: Change the year. Change a few faces. It doesn't matter. Three-time defending champ UConn picked up right where it left off last April, running up a 44-point rout in its season opener. All five starters reached double figures, led by Stewart's 24 points and Jefferson's 21. (Nov. 16, 2015)

2014-15 season

No. 37

63-53 vs. Notre Dame (Tampa, Florida): It wasn't the same kind of Stewart-takes-over-the-world performance we saw in the past two national championship games. In fact, Stewart insisted teammate Jefferson deserved to win most outstanding player in the Final Four -- which Stewart won for a record third time. Still, Stewart scored eight points (she averaged 17.6 per game this season) and had 15 rebounds to help lead UConn to its third consecutive title. The championship also marked Auriemma's 10th, tying legendary UCLA coach John Wooden. Senior Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis made a huge impact in her final game, playing all 40 minutes and scoring 15 points, including some of the most pivotal. Notre Dame was within six points, 56-50, with just less than five minutes left, when Mosqueda-Lewis hit the backbreaker: a transition 3-pointer. She followed with a jump shot 50 seconds later, then finished off the Huskies' scoring on a layup with 2:37 remaining. UConn didn't score after that, but didn't need to. (April 7, 2015)

No. 36

81-58 vs. Maryland (Tampa, Florida): It wasn't an explosive performance in the national semifinals for UConn, but it was surgical. The Huskies played offense with typical efficiency and almost completely took away the Terps' inside game in the second half. Maryland was just hanging on when halftime hit, but a spurt in the first 3½ minutes of the second half by UConn ended Maryland's hopes for an upset and its 28-game winning streak. Oft-overlooked Tuck was the player of the game, scoring the final five points of the first half to give the Huskies a double-digit lead into the break on the way to setting up a title-game rematch with Notre Dame. (April 5, 2015)

No. 35

91-70 vs. Dayton (Albany, New York): UConn advanced to its eight straight Final Four, after trailing at halftime for the first time in two seasons. The Huskies, who won their first three NCAA tournament games by an average of nearly 48 points, were down 44-43 before scoring nine straight points (part of a 15-3 run) to open the second half and take control. Mosqueda-Lewis scored 27 points, hitting seven 3-pointers. Her fifth trey, the 393rd of her career, broke the NCAA record for made 3-pointers. (March 30, 2015)

No. 34

105-54 vs. Texas (Albany, New York): It was a record-setting performance. Auriemma became just the second coach to win 100 NCAA tournament games, and the Huskies' 51-point win set the NCAA record for margin of victory in the regionals and beyond. Stewart had 31 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists (and sat out the final nine minutes). "Right from the start shots were going in," said Stewart, whose Huskies shot 56 percent from the field. Jefferson added a career-high 25 points. (March 28, 2015)

No. 33

91-55 vs. Rutgers: On Auriemma's 61st birthday, the Huskies earned their 22nd straight trip to the Sweet 16. Mosqueda-Lewis led the way with 23 points, Jefferson added 19 and Tuck 16. (March 23, 2015)

No. 32

89-33 vs. St. Francis (Brooklyn): No. 1 seed UConn forced St. Francis into a quick exit from its first NCAA tournament. Tuck scored a career-high 26 points, outscoring the Terriers 20-14 in the first half of their opening game of the NCAA tourney. Stewart added 17 points and 10 boards, and the Huskies shot a blistering 70 percent from the field. (March 21, 2015)

No. 31

84-70 vs. USF (Uncasville, Connecticut): For the first time, the Huskies won an American Athletic Conference game by fewer than 20 points. But it hardly mattered, as UConn won the American title with ease, leading by 23 at halftime and putting four players in double-digit scoring. Mosqueda-Lewis was named the tournament's most outstanding player after totaling 62 points in three games. (March 9, 2015)

No. 30

106-56 vs. East Carolina (Uncasville, Connecticut): UConn scored 62 points in the first half -- its most productive half this season and just six off the school record. Kiah Stokes blocked four shots to bring her season total to 132, breaking Rebecca Lobo's single-season mark of 131 set in 1993-94. (March 8, 2015)

No. 29

93-34 vs. Cincinnati (Uncasville, Connecticut): After beating American Athletic Conference opponents by an average of 48.7 points in the regular season, the Huskies unleashed a 59-point victory in the quarterfinals. The rout also clinched the program's 10th consecutive 30-win season, and moved UConn to 4-0 against American opponents. (March 7, 2015)

No. 28

88-65 at USF: Stewart scored 29 points and Tuck and Mosqueda-Lewis added 18 apiece as UConn closed the regular season. The Huskies held the Bulls, the American's second-place team, to 38 percent shooting. (March 2, 2015)

No. 27

87-24 vs. Memphis: In her final regular-season game at Gampel Pavilion, Mosqueda-Lewis scored 21 points on 8-of-11 shooting (including 5-for-8 on 3-pointers). Fellow senior Stokes added nine rebounds, five assists and three blocks. In the game, Mosqueda-Lewis scored her 2,000th point (off an assist from Stokes), and Stokes registered her 300th block. (Feb. 28, 2015)

No. 26

94-47 at Tulane: Mosqueda-Lewis scored 21 points, Tuck added 16 and Stewart tallied a double-double of 16 points and 10 rebounds as the Huskies clinched at least a share of the American regular-season title. (Feb. 23, 2015)

No. 25

92-46 at Tulsa: Behind a season-high 28 points, Stewart continued to dominate the rest of the country. She shot 13-for-18 and added nine rebounds and six blocks. "There's a lot to Stewie," Auriemma said after the game. "She's tough to handle in the lane if you're not big enough, and tough to handle on the perimeter if you're not quick enough. She's a great 3-point shooter. She took the last one in the first half from NBA range and it went up easy and in easy." (Feb. 21, 2015)

No. 24

85-26 vs. Houston (Hartford, Connecticut): Disciplined defending is one of UConn's signature traits, and for the second straight game, the Huskies held an opponent without a free throw attempt. UConn never trailed, outscored Houston 30-2 in the paint in the first half, and held the Cougars scoreless for six minutes. (Feb. 17, 2015)

No. 23

87-39 vs. Tulane: How do you follow up beating the nation's No. 1-ranked team? The Huskies -- who have spent the past 12 weeks ranked No. 2 -- put six players in double figures and had 25 assists on 36 field goals. (Feb. 14, 2015)

No. 22

87-62 vs. South Carolina: This was supposed to be the game of the year in college basketball and a potential changing of the guard. But against one of the biggest, baddest defenses in the country -- the Gamecocks ranked in the top three nationally in scoring defense and field goal defense -- UConn shot 55 percent from the floor and scored 87 points. UConn outplayed South Carolina on both ends of the court, but what it did on offense was a clinic. Stewart and Tuck combined for 40 points, mostly by using their edge in quickness to get past and around South Carolina's bigger defenders. And Mosqueda-Lewis led all scorers with 23 points, hitting 5-of-6 attempts from the 3-point line but also posting up smaller defenders in the lane. (Feb. 9, 2015)

No. 21

80-34 at Memphis: Auriemma benched Tuck (two points) four minutes into the game and Stewart (four points) joined her a minute later. "You either live up to the standards that have been set here at Connecticut or you don't play," the coach said. Neither player returned to the game, and in their absence, Chong stepped up with 17 points on 5-of-7 shooting from the field, including 4-of-5 from 3-point range. Williams also added 16 points off the bench. (Feb. 7, 2015)

No. 20

96-36 vs. Cincinnati (Hartford, Connecticut): Auriemma's 900th win came in a big way -- a 60-point rout. He became the fastest college basketball coach to reach the milestone (1,034 games). Williams scored a career-high 18 points to lead six UConn players in double figures. (Feb. 3, 2015)

No. 19

83-49 at Temple: Stewart scored 17 points, Tuck added 15 and three other Huskies hit double figures. UConn held the Owls to 19 second-half points. (Feb. 1, 2015)

No. 18

87-32 vs. East Carolina (Hartford, Connecticut): Stokes, a 6-foot-3 center, tallied 10 points, 11 rebounds and a school-record 10 blocked shots for the fourth triple-double in program history. "Very few players can get to that comfort level where they know that they can take chances and they can impact any shot that they want to impact," Auriemma said. (Jan. 28, 2015)

No. 17

96-31 at Cincinnati: One of two 65-point victories in UConn's streak, the Huskies shot 56 percent from the field. Mosqueda-Lewis was 7-of-8, Tuck shot 6-for-9 and Stewart was 7-of-9. "We're just in a place right now where, especially with our starters, the points just come so easily and come so quickly when we're making shots like that," Auriemma said. (Jan. 25, 2015)

No. 16

100-45 at UCF: Unstoppable in the first half, UConn shot 71.4 percent from the field and scored 61 points before the break. In 17 minutes, Stewart had 17 points, while Jefferson hit all seven of her field goal attempts in the game. (Jan. 21, 2015)

No. 15

92-50 vs. USF: Jefferson had 15 points, seven assists and six rebounds as UConn snapped the Bulls' eight-game winning streak. (Jan. 18, 2015)

No. 14

92-58 vs. Temple: Tuck scored 24 points and Stewart added 18 as the Huskies dominated inside. They outscored Temple 56-8 in the paint, and prevented the Owls from scoring a basket in the lane in the first half. Stokes had seven blocks. (Jan. 14, 2015)

No. 13

87-28 at SMU: Just 3:18 into the game, Mosqueda-Lewis knocked down a trey to break Diana Taurasi's career record for 3-pointers. Taurasi made 318 from downtown in 144 games at UConn. Mosqueda-Lewis ended the game with 320 (in 118 games). (Jan. 11, 2015)

No. 12

98-60 vs. Tulsa (Hartford, Connecticut): UConn hit 13 3-pointers -- including four from Jefferson and three apiece from Nurse and Mosqueda-Lewis. The Huskies hit 6-of-9 3-pointers in the second half (67 percent), and shot 59 percent from downtown for the game. (Jan. 7, 2015)

No. 11

70-54 vs. St. John's (Madison Square Garden, New York): Stewart had 18 points, 11 rebounds and six blocks in the Maggie Dixon Classic. The event also honored 40 years of women's basketball at the Garden. Tuck added 23 points. (Jan. 4, 2015)

No. 10

89-38 at East Carolina: The Huskies led by 23 points at halftime -- and Auriemma called it the worst half in his three decades as UConn's coach. "They promised me that they would pass the ball to our guys in the second half," said Auriemma, whose Huskies committed 15 first-half turnovers -- but turned over the ball only five times after the break. Stewart finished with a game-high 26 points. (Dec. 31, 2014)

No. 9

83-52 vs. No. 10 Duke (Hartford, Connecticut): Don't be fooled by the final score. Duke led by two points with less than seven minutes to play in the first half -- when UConn took over with an 11-2 run and never looked back. Jefferson, one of five Huskies in double figures, led the way with 18 points. The Blue Devils committed 22 turnovers, and UConn outscored them 17-2 in fast-break points. The Huskies overcame the Blue Devils' size advantage at almost every position, outrebounding Duke 38-32. (Dec. 29, 2014)

No. 8

96-45 vs. SMU (Hartford, Connecticut): Jefferson scored a career-high 24 points. The win moved Auriemma to 888-134 for a winning percentage of 86.888, which moved him ahead of former Louisiana Tech coach Leon Barmore, who retired with a career winning percentage of 86.878 (576-87). (Dec. 27, 2014)

No. 7

86-50 vs. UCLA (Uncasville, Connecticut): Stewart hit 7-of-13 shots to score 22 points and was one of five Huskies in double figures. (Dec. 21, 2014)

No. 6

98-64 vs. No. 25 DePaul (Bridgeport, Connecticut): With the score tied 24-24, UConn switched to a zone defense and ran off 12 unanswered points to take control of the game. Stewart had 25 points, Nurse added 19 and Mosqueda-Lewis 16 points and nine rebounds. (Dec. 19, 2014)

No. 5

76-58 at No. 2 Notre Dame: Ranked third at the time, UConn routed the Irish behind a career-high 25 points from Tuck and 18 rebounds from Stokes. The Huskies trailed 28-18 before Tuck and Stokes ignited a 22-4 run to help overcome a 31-point effort from Notre Dame's Jewell Loyd. (Dec. 6, 2014)

No. 4

89-53 vs. Green Bay (Estero, Florida): Jefferson had 19 points, Stewart added 17 and Stokes 16 (all in the first half) as UConn won the Gulf Coast Showcase. Nurse was tournament MVP. (Nov. 30, 2014)

No. 3

91-52 vs. Vanderbilt (Estero, Florida): Nurse and Tuck each scored 16 points, helping UConn overcome early foul trouble by Stewart. "I can't say enough about Morgan Tuck and Kia Nurse since they've been in lineup," Auriemma said. "It's a different feel. So impressive." (Nov. 29, 2014)

No. 2

85-24 vs. College of Charleston (Estero, Florida): UConn's second-half dominance sunk the College of Charleston. The Huskies scored the first 17 points after the break, holding their opponent scoreless until 13:24 was left in UConn's opening game of the Gulf Coast Showcase. (Nov. 28, 2014)

No. 1

96-60 vs. Creighton: Six days after Stanford snapped UConn's 47-game winning streak, UConn bounced back with a dominant win. Stewart hit all 10 of her shots and had 25 points and 10 rebounds for the Huskies, who improved to 2-1 on the season. Making her first career start at UConn, Nurse scored 22 points and, according to Auriemma, had a chip on her shoulder after scoring just nine points and fouling out against Stanford. Then freshman Williams scored 10 of her 11 points in the second half. UConn hasn't lost consecutive games since 1993. (Nov. 23, 2014)

Mechelle Voepel and Graham Hays contributed to this report. Information from the Associated Press was also included.