No. 1 UConn beats No. 2 Notre Dame 72-61 for 83rd win in row

(AP Photo/Robert Franklin)

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) A month into the season Connecticut doesn't look quite as vulnerable as many people thought. Not after beating No. 2 Notre Dame. Not after winning its 83rd straight game.

Two days after narrowly earning the top-ranking in The Associated Press poll, the Huskies easily secured that title on the court with a comfortable 72-61 victory over the Fighting Irish on Wednesday night, their third straight victory over a ranked team.

Coach Geno Auriemma said the Huskies (8-0) wouldn't know their winning streak stretched to more than two years if not for the media.

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AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Connecticut8-0
2 Notre Dame8-1
3 Baylor10-1
4 Maryland9-0
5 Mississippi State8-0
6 South Carolina6-1
7 Florida State8-1
8 Louisville7-2
9 UCLA6-1
10 Stanford8-1
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Notre Dame8-1
2 Connecticut8-0
3 Baylor10-1
4 Maryland9-0
5 Mississippi State8-0
6 South Carolina6-1
7 Florida State8-1
8 Louisville7-2
9 UCLA6-1
10 Stanford8-1
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RPI Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Connecticut8-0
2 Notre Dame8-1
3 DePaul6-2
4 Georgetown6-2
5 Green Bay7-1
6 Kentucky6-2
7 South Florida6-0
8 LSU6-2
9 Kansas State9-0
10 Mississippi State8-0
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