Senechal, Edwards lead No. 5 UConn past Tennessee 84-67

(AP Photo/Wade Payne)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Lou Lopez Senechal scored 26 points and Aaliyah Edwards added 25 to lead No. 5 Connecticut to a 84-67 victory over Tennessee in a matchup of iconic women's basketball programs on Thursday night.

Aubrey Griffen and Dorka Juhasz each scored 13 points for the Huskies (19-2), who led by as many as 16 points at the end of the first quarter and extended their winning streak to 12 games. Nika Muhl had 14 assists.

"I don't know if we could recreate the rivalry we've had (in the past)," Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma said. "This is as good a nonconference game you can play anywhere."

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