No. 2 UConn routs Chattanooga 80-43 for 80th straight win

Connecticut's Katie Lou Samuelson looks to shoot as Chattanooga's Chelsey Shumpert, left, defends in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, in Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
Connecticut’s Katie Lou Samuelson looks to shoot as Chattanooga’s Chelsey Shumpert, left, defends in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, in Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Napheesa Collier scored 23 points to lead No. 2 UConn to its 80th consecutive win, an 80-43 rout of Chattanooga on Tuesday night.

Katie Lou Samuelson added 19 points for the Huskies, who have won 127 of their last 128 games and 52 straight at home.

The two sophomores combined to hit 19 of their 30 shots from the field.

UConn (5-0) led by just 12 points at halftime, but held Chattanooga scoreless for more than 8 minutes during an 18-0 third quarter run that gave the Huskies a 61-33 lead and put the game out of reach. The Mocs had just 12 points after intermission.

Gabby Williams scored 11 points and had 10 rebounds, the second straight game she has reached double figures both points and rebounds and the 11th double-double of her career.

Four players finished with nine points for Chattanooga (3-6), including Chelsey Shumpert, who sat out the Mocs last two games with an ankle injury.