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Blowout can teach plenty of lessons

UConn, the likely new No. 1, snaps Stanford's 82-game home winning streak

Updated: December 30, 2012, 1:13 PM ET
By Michelle Smith | espnW

STANFORD, Calif. -- As showdowns go, Saturday's Connecticut-Stanford game at Maples Pavilion was a failure. As a fact-finding mission, it was illuminating.

Geno Auriemma now knows that for as much offensive talent as he has assembled, that for as many nights as his team dances around triple digits, he can lean on defense to win some big games. And he can lean on Stefanie Dolson as hard as he ever has.

He also surely understands, after a shocking 61-35 shellacking of No. ...

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