Tina Charles added 15 points and 11
rebounds as UConn (2-0) never trailed in what was basically a home game
for the Longhorns. But the defending champion Huskies looked far more
comfortable in San Antonio, home of the Final Four in April.
The Huskies played like they'll be
coming back. All five starters for Connecticut were in double figures
as it blew out another opponent, after going unbeaten last season with
39 double-digit victories.
Connecticut, which demolished
Northeastern 105-35 in its season opener, now has won 41 straight
games. The Huskies made a habit of turning up their game against ranked
opponents last season — winning by an average of 30 points.
On Tuesday, they took command early against Texas and never let up.
Kathleen Nash led Texas (1-1) with 22 points.
The Longhorns remained winless in
five tries against UConn, and this 25-point loss was among the worst
yet. It stands second only to the 34-point defeat the Huskies handed
Texas in the second round of the 2008 NCAA tournament.