Connecticut Reaches 21st Straight Round of 16 in Women’s NCAAs

The University of Connecticut advanced to the round of 16 in the women’s national college basketball tournament for the 21st straight season with a 39-point win last night against Saint Joseph’s.

It was the 42nd consecutive victory for the defending national champion Huskies (36-0), who won 91-52. No other school has an active streak of more than seven consecutive trips to the round of 16.

Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis had 20 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists to become the 14th woman in National Collegiate Athletic Association tournament history with a triple-double and the first since Notre Dame’s Skylar Diggins in 2012.

Regional top seed Connecticut next will face 12th-seeded Brigham Young University in the third round.

Another No. 1 seed, South Carolina, moved on to face fourth-seeded North Carolina. Also winning last night were Penn State, Maryland, Louisville, Texas A&M and LSU.

The women’s Final Four starts April 6 in Nashville, Tennessee, with the championship game on April 8.

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