UConn women take care of Texas, set more records on the way

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The Connecticut Huskies defeated the Texas Longhorns 86-65 to reach the Women's Final Four for a ninth consecutive season. It’s the Huskies’ 17th Final Four overall, one shy of Tennessee for the most all time.

UConn is looking to win its fourth consecutive NCAA title and join the 1967-73 UCLA men as the only teams in Division I basketball history to win four or more consecutive titles. It would be Geno Auriemma's 11th national championship, passing John Wooden for the most by any head coach in NCAA basketball history.

How dominant have they been

- Connecticut entered the NCAA tournament undefeated for the seventh time in program history, riding a 69-game win streak. Five of the previous six times the Huskies entered the tournament undefeated they went on to win the title. All other programs have combined for three undefeated seasons in women's Division I history.

- What makes UConn’s perfect record even more impressive is that the Huskies played the hardest non-conference schedule in the nation.

- The Huskies aren’t just winning, they’re winning BIG. UConn has won 120 of its past 121 games, all by double figures.

- UConn is outscoring opponents by 40.3 points per game this season, on pace for the second-largest point differential in women’s Division I basketball history.

- Connecticut has played 1,440 minutes of basketball this season. They’ve trailed for a total of 72 minutes, 24 seconds (5 percent of total minutes played) and trailed at halftime just once. On Feb. 29, UConn trailed South Florida at halftime 25-24 and trailed for a season-long 17:12, but outscored the Bulls 55-34 in the second half to win by 20.

- UConn has trailed for a total of 1:44 through its first four games this NCAA tournament.

- Averaging 95.5 PPG through the first four games of the tournament, UConn has the highest scoring average in tournament history by any team entering the Final Four.

- With 21 points Monday against Texas, Breanna Stewart passed Brittney Griner for the fifth-most points in NCAA tournament history. Three of the top five players on that list played at UConn.