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No. 6 Baylor ends No. 1 UConn’s 98-game home winning streak

Posted: 11:12 PM, Jan 09, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-10 00:12:33-05
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WACO, Texas — No. 6 Baylor upset No. 1 UConn 74-58 behind 27 points from Tea Cooper and a dominant fourth-quarter performance.

The win ended UConn's 98-game home winning streak, one game shy of its own NCAA record of 99 consecutive home wins. The Huskies had not lost at home since March 12, 2013.

The game was neck-and-neck through the first three quarters of action. Then, the Lady Bears took over.

With just under 6:30 left in the game, Baylor score the next 15 points to put the game away. Nalyssa Smith led all second-half scorers with 12 points.

With the win, the Lady Bears move to 12-1. They return to action Sunday against Oklahoma State at the Ferrell Center.

"We're not at the same level they are," UConn Head Coach Geno Auriemma said after the game. "We don't have enough. That first half, they made a bunch of threes. That's not normally whta they do. So, if they're gonna do that and play the way they play inside, it's gonna be hard to beat them."