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UConn women break record

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Let everyone else debate their place in history — coach Geno Auriemma and the UConn Huskies don't mind.

They just want to do the best they can, night in and night out. Their best is pretty darn good: 89 straight wins and counting.

“All I've ever wanted is for these kids to be appreciated for what they do and how they do it, not to be compared to how Bill Walton and Jamaal Wilkes did it,” Auriemma said.

Connecticut's latest victory came and went nearly as easily as its previous 88.

The No. 1 Huskies topped the 88-game winning streak set by John Wooden's UCLA men's team from 1971-74, beating No. 22 Florida State 93-62 on Tuesday night. Playing with the relentlessness that has become its trademark — and would have made Wooden proud — UConn blew past the Seminoles as it has so many other teams in the last 2 1/2 years.

“I don't want my team to compare themselves to anyone,” Auriemma said. “I'm not John Wooden and this isn't UCLA. This is Connecticut and that's good enough.”

Maya Moore had a career-high 41 points and 10 rebounds.

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