Stanford Cardinal team near the end of their win over Xavier on Dec. 28. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

The Stanford women’s basketball team has ended the UConn Huskies’ historic 90-game win streak, while extending their own formidable run of consecutive wins at home to 52. The final score was 71-59.

Read about the game at the Hartford Courant and the New York Times.

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In a game that is drawing national attention, the Stanford women’s basketball team faces off vs. UConn in a home game at Maples Pavilion.

Why all the fuss?

From the Christian Science Monitor:

The University of Connecticut women’s basketball team will lose eventually, but when? That’s the question that won’t go away now that the Huskies have broken the all-time NCAA record for both women’s and men’s teams with 89 straight wins, and have since added a 90th for good measure Tuesday against an overmatched University of the Pacific squad.

At this rate, UConn just might run the table for a third straight season. Another perfect campaign would again move the Huskies past the John Wooden-era UCLA men’s team that became the first team to win 88 straight games and post back-to-back perfect championship seasons between 1971 and 1974.

Connecticut beat Stanford 53-47 in April. But Stanford has won 51 straight at home, a formidable streak in its own right.

More info on tonight’s match-up, which starts at 6 p.m., is available at the team’s site. The game will be televised on ESPN 2 and broadcast on radio on 90.1 KZSU. But you can also listen live on the web starting with a pre-game show at 5 p.m., or follow the game via a game tracker at the team’s web site.

Good luck Cardinal!

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