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No. 1 UConn wins 99th straight, 83-41 over SMU

Katie Lou Samuelson scored 19 of her 22 points in the first half and top-ranked UConn extended its NCAA record winning streak to 99 games with an 83-41 win over SMU on Saturday. Napheesa Collier scored 10 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to record her ninth double-double this season for the Huskies, who will try to reach the 100-straight win milestone against No. 6 South Carolina on Monday night. Kiara Perry had 11 points to lead SMU.

Chad: Why isn’t anybody paying attention to UConn women?

Every five years or so, a bunch of media knuckleheads – FYI: Couch Slouch is a media knucklehead emeritus – take note of the somewhat otherworldly, once-in-a-generation-or-three accomplishments of Geno Auriemma and the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team.

Another 90-game streak just a number for UConn’s Geno Auriemma

It’s never about streaks with Geno Auriemma and the UConn Huskies. He’s been there and done that. When you already own the longest winning streak in NCAA college basketball history, all you’re doing is changing the number, which explains his nonchalance over UConn’s latest 90-game winning run.

In Brief: Ward shines as No. 6 Houston rolls

Greg Ward Jr. threw for a career-high 389 yards and accounted for five touchdowns in just more than three quarters to help sixth-ranked Houston beat Connecticut 42-14 on Thursday night in Houston.

Newsmakers: Illinois dismisses Nunn

Dismissed Illinois on Tuesday dismissed junior guard Kendrick Nunn from the basketball team following his guilty plea to misdemeanor domestic battery. Withdrawn Washington State’s Josh Hawkinson, Ike Iroegbu and Conor Clifford have withdrawn their names from consideration for the NBA draft and will return for their senior seasons. Purdue junior forward Vincent Edwards has decided not to pursue the NBA for now. UConn center Amida Brimah and guard Rodney Purvis have withdrawn their names from the list of under- classmen eligible for the NBA Draft. Nominated Five first-time nominees will be among those considered for induction into the NASCAR Hall Fame during Wednesday’s voting for the Class of 2017.