9:00 PM ET, January 16, 2010
STORRS, Conn. -- Connecticut got off to a near-perfect start, showing there is a chasm between it and the rest of women's basketball.Tina Charles scored 23 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to help the top-ranked Huskies rout No. 3 Notre Dame 70-46 on Saturday night for its 56th straight victory.
Hays: UConn's stars get help
UConn has the two best players in the country in Tina Charles and Maya Moore. But the Huskies are the best team in the country because of the rest of the supporting cast, writes Graham Hays. Story
Voepel: Charles impressive
Tina Charles -- not teammate Maya Moore -- should be the national player of the year. And as her double-double led UConn past Notre Dame on Saturday, it was easy to see Charles is one of the best players UConn has ever had, Voepel writes. Story
• Connecticut won its 56th consecutive game, the second longest win streak in women's Division I history.
• The Huskies have won seven straight against Notre Dame and lead all-time series 23-4. Connecticut has defeated 15 ranked teams and six top 5 teams during the streak.
• Notre Dame falls to 1-12 all-time at Connecticut and 2-14 against No. 1 teams.
• The Irish shot just 26.9 percent from the field. Connecticut has held five of its last six opponents under 30 percent from the field.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||18-67 (.269)||27-60 (.450)|
|3P Made-Attempted||3-19 (.158)||2-18 (.111)|
|FT Made-Attempted||7-12 (.583)||14-17 (.824)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||17 (0/0)||12 (0/0)|