STANFORD, Calif. Top-ranked Connecticuts record 90-game winning streak is over.
The Huskies never led and were beaten by No. 9 Stanford 71-59 on Thursday night, ending a run that drew national attention to womens basketball.
Stanford was the last school to beat the Huskies, with that victory coming in the 2008 NCAA semifinals.
Jeanette Pohlen hit five 3-pointers on the way to a career-high 31 points, and the Cardinal (9-2) had the Huskies number at last a huge number at that. Stanford won its 52nd game in a row at Maples Pavilion in a rematch of last seasons NCAA title game won 53-47 by two-time defending national champion UConn.
Last week, the Huskies (12-1) topped the 88-game winning streak set by John Woodens UCLA mens team from 1971-74 by beating No. 22 Florida State 93-62, then won their 90th in a row this week at Pacific.
Huskies star Maya Moore was held to 14 points on 5-of-15 shooting. Connecticut hadnt lost since an 82-73 defeat to Stanford on April 6, 2008, in the Final Four at Tampa, Fla.
Pohlen sealed it with six free throws in the final 42.5 seconds. She shot 8-for-15 overall and had nine rebounds and six assists.
Nnemkadi Ogwumike added 12 points and six rebounds, and Kayla Pedersen pulled in 11 rebounds for an inspired Stanford squad that held a 43-36 advantage on the boards.