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Top-seed UConn routs Robert Morris 101-49 in first round

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Connecticut’s Breanna Stewart steals the ball from Robert Morris’ Jocelynne Jones, right, during a first round women's college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament, Saturday, March 19, 2016, in Storrs, Conn. UConn won 101-49. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill) Connecticut’s Breanna Stewart steals the ball from Robert Morris’ Jocelynne Jones, right, during a first round women's college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament, Saturday, March 19, 2016, in Storrs, Conn. UConn won 101-49. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
STORRS, CT (AP) -

Freshman Katie Lou Samuelson scored 22 points as UConn began its quest for a fourth consecutive national title with a 101-49 rout of Robert Morris Saturday in the tournament's first round.

Two-time national player of the year Breanna Stewart added 18 points for the Huskies (33-0), who are working toward the program's 11th NCAA championship.

Anna Niki Stamolamprou had 11 for Robert Morris (20-13) in the final game for coach Sal Buscaglia, who is retiring after a 38-year career.

The Huskies have won 70 consecutive games, which matches the second-longest winning streak in team and NCAA history.

They led by 49 points at halftime and 61 after three quarters.

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