Stanford stuns Huskies; snap UConn’s 47-game winning streak

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STANFORD, Calif. — Amber Orrange made a go-ahead jumper with 1:38 left in overtime and the tying 3-pointer with 1.4 seconds remaining in regulation, sending No. 6 Stanford to an 88-86 victory against top-ranked Connecticut to snap the Huskies’ 47-game winning streak Monday night.

The Cardinal ended another long Huskies’ run nearly four years after snapping the program’s NCAA record 90-game unbeaten run. UConn went 40-0 last season on the way to its second straight championship. UConn lost for the first time since falling to Notre Dame in the 2013 conference tournament.

Lili Thompson scored 24 points and Orrange 17 for Stanford (2-0).

Breanna Stewart scored 23 points and converted two free throws with 37.4 seconds left in regulation and Saniya Chong had 20 for the Huskies (1-1).

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