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No. 8 Baylor takes down No. 1 UConn

The Lady Bears extended their home winning streak against non-conferences foes to 45 after defeating UConn 68-57 Thursday night.

WACO, Texas — The No. 8 ranked Baylor Bears women's basketball team defeated the No. 1 ranked UConn Huskies 68-57 Thursday night.

This was coach Kim Mulkey's and the Lady Bears' first win over a No. 1 ranked team in the AP poll.

ESPN Stats and Info put the Huskies' loss into perspective with mind-boggling numbers:

  • This marks UConn's first regulation loss in its last 209 games
  • UConn won 126 straight regular-season games
  • The last time UConn lost a true road game in regulation was Dec. 18, 2011
    • That loss also came against Baylor

Another crucial stat from the game was The Lady Bears held UConn to an abysmal 29 percent shooting from the field.

When the Huskies last came to the Ferrell Center, they handed the Lady Bears an 11-point loss, snapping their 69-game home win streak. Baylor again lost to UConn by 11 in 2016, when these two faced off in Storrs, Connecticut.

UConn came in as the top team in the country with a perfect 11-0 record, while Baylor was 9-1. The Lady Bears suffered a five point loss at Stanford on Dec. 15.

In the Kim Mulkey era, Baylor has never lost more than one non-conference game, and that's still the case after Thursday's game.

Baylor's size in the post with Kalani Brown and Lauren Cox should pose some trouble for the Huskies, but the Lady Bears knew they had to score a lot to win Thursday.

​"It boils down to this: They have All-Americans at every position," Mulkey said. "There's an old adage, you don't need but five. In the game of basketball, you don't need but five players. We've got to score with them. They score at every position."

With Baylor's win over UT Rio Grande Valley on Monday, the Lady Bears have 27 consecutive victories at the Ferrell Center.

The last time Baylor lost a non-conference game at home was to UConn in 2014.

The Lady Bears have 45-straight wins in Waco over non-conference foes.

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