Baylor snaps UConn women's 126-game regular-season winning streak

Baylor players celebrate after defeating top-ranked Connecticut on Thursday night.
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Baylor players celebrate after defeating top-ranked Connecticut on Thursday night.

Credit: Ray Carlin

Credit: Ray Carlin

The top-ranked University of Connecticut women's basketball team lost a regular-season game for the first time since 2014, falling 68-57 to No. 8 Baylor on Thursday, KXXV reported.

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The victory by the Bears (10-1) snapped a 126-game regular-season winning streak for UConn (11-1), which had not lost since falling to Stanford in overtime on Nov. 17, 2014, ESPN reported. It was the first regular-season loss in regulation for the Huskies since Feb. 18, 2013, against Baylor -- a span of 163 games, the network reported.

It was also the first double-digit loss for the Huskies since a 13-point loss to Notre Dame on Feb. 27, 2012. Baylor notched its first victory against a top-ranked team in 15 tries and extended its home winning streak against non-conference opponents to 45 games, KCEN reported

In the postseason, UConn, an 11-time national champion, lost in overtime during the last two national semifinals, ESPN reported.

"Listen, we're all chasing (UConn coach) Geno (Auriemma), let's be real," Baylor coach Kim Mulkey told reporters after the game. "I didn't know it was a first. I don't coach like that. I just want to win the next game."

Kalani Brown led Baylor with 22 points and 17 rebounds.