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STORRS, Conn. -- No. 2 UConn was expected to be tested against No. 15 DePaul, the first of five ranked teams it will face this month.It quickly became clear that the Huskies had all the answers Thursday night.Kia Nurse scored a career-high 33 points and UConn routed the Blue Demons 91-46 for its 81st straight victory.Napheesa Collier added 18 points, and Katie Lou Samuelson had 16.Kelly Campbell had 10 points to lead DePaul (5-2).The Blue Demons missed their first eight shots and were held to a single free throw for nearly 6 minutes to start the game. UConn (6-0), which has won 53 straight at home, hit its first nine shots, most of them on the break, and jumped out to a 22-1 lead.By the end of the quarter, UConn led 37-6.We played with a little bit more of a purpose defensively and that got us off and running, coach Geno Auriemma said. We created a lot of easy shots for ourselves.Nurse, who hadnt scored more than 15 points this season, made three quick layups and had 19 points after 10 minutes. She hit 12 of her 16 shots, including her first nine and was 6 of 9 from 3-point range.She didnt miss until a corner 3-pointer at the halftime buzzer, when she had already eclipsed her previous career high with 24 points.I came into this game and said I was going to do the little things that I was good at and running the floor is one of those things, Nurse said. To get out in transition and have that work out the first couple of shots was pretty cool.UConn was 15 of 19 from the floor in the first quarter, while holding. DePaul to just 2 of 14. UConn also had a 20-0 advantage in the paint and 16 fast-break points.The Huskies went into halftime leading 53-19 and pushed that to 80-30 after the third quarter.UConn made 59.3 percent of its shots and held DePaul to just 25 percent shooting.THE BIG PICTUREUConn: UConn coach Geno Auriemma has said he hopes someone gives his team a wake-up call to show them that winning isnt as easy as they think. The Huskies face four more ranked opponents before the end of the month that might be able to do that, including No. 14 Texas on Sunday and No. 1 Notre Dame three days later. UConn also plays No. 9 Ohio State and No. 5 Maryland before January.Theres no guarantee like the past couple years that, yeah we got this, Auriemma said. Its a wait and see. Its a process. I just dont want to take any steps back. I dont know how many steps forward were going to take. I just dont want to take any steps back.DePaul: The Blue Demons made just 17 of 68 shots and made seven of their 40 shots from behind the arc. They came into the game making just under 39 percent from 3-point range, and were averaging a nations best 13.5 3-pointers a game.This was DePauls third straight game against a ranked team. They lost to No. 5 Baylor 104-72 and beat No. 11 Syracuse, a game in which they hit 19 3-pointers.College basketball really is cruel and its cool, DePaul coach Doug Bruon said. When you throw the ball to the other team and give up breakaway layups like we did tonight its pretty cruel, especially against good players. Its also cool because you get a chance to come back pretty quickly, and Ive seen teams throughout my many years, six, seven, eight days later, you dont even know its the same team. We really are going to be better for what happened tonight than for not having played tonight.POLL IMPLICATIONSShould they have a similarly impressive win Sunday against No. 14 Texas, UConn may pick up a few more first-place votes going into the Dec. 7 showdown with top-ranked Notre Dame in South BendBREAKING GOODUConns perimeter defense led to 24 DePaul turnovers and sparked the Huskies transition game. UConn outscored the Blue Demons 26-4 on the fast break and 44-10 in the paint.CRYSTAL CLEAREDUConn freshman guard Crystal Dangerfield, who missed the Huskies win on Tuesday against Chattanooga with concussion-like symptoms, came off the bench in this one. She played 23 minutes and had three points and two assists.GOLD MEDALAuriemma and Bruno received Olympic rings from USA Basketball in a ceremony before the game. Bruno has served as an assistant to Auriemma on the last two gold-medal winning USA Olympic teams. Auriemma was named USA Basketballs co-coach of the year Thursday, sharing the honor with mens Olympic coach Mike Krzyzewski.HOME COOKINGUConn wont be spending a lot of time playing in Storrs during the next two months. This was its last game at Gampel Pavilion until Jan. 22 against Tulane. They Huskies will play at Mohegan Sun on Sunday and have four games at the XL Center in Hartford in December and January. They play eight games on the road.UP NEXTUConn: The Huskies continue their string of games against ranked opponents when they face the Longhorns on Sunday at the Mohegan Sun arena, about 30 miles south of UConns campus.DePaul: The Blue Demons host Prairie View on Monday, before welcoming Notre Dame on Dec. 10. Deals Nike Shoes . 8 Iowa State on Saturday, sending the Cyclones to their third consecutive loss. The Longhorns (14-4, 3-2) got their biggest win of the season with their third in the row in the Big 12. Wholesale Nike Shoes Online http://www.shoesnikewholesale.com/ . Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the Carolina Hurricanes, announced Wednesday that the team would assign Swedish forward Elias Lindholm to his nations team for the upcoming tournament. Cheap Air Max Black Friday 2019 .J. -- Pitcher Carl Pavano is retiring after 14 major league seasons. Nike Shoes Black Friday Sale .com) - The Chicago Blackhawks aim for their third three-game winning streak of the season when they host the struggling Edmonton Oilers in Sundays battle at the United Center. New Zealand have produced a masterclass performance to destroy Australia at ANZ Stadium, scoring six tries to one to claim a one-sided victory after conceding the opening points of the night, a penalty from Bernard Foley.The shell-shocked Wallabies were dominated in every facet, with the scrum and lineout malfunctioning, the breakdown ravaged and bodies broken in a disastrous start to the Rugby Championship.The Test was all over by halftime, with the Wallabies trailing 32-3 and barely able to field a backline after worrying injuries to Matt Giteau (ankle), Matt Toomua (neck/head) and Rob Horne (shoulder). So dire was the casualty toll that reserve half-back Nick Phipps played on the wing, forced to mark up on All Blacks powerhouse Julian Savea, as Australias hopes of ending a 14-year Bledisloe Cup drought suffered a psychological hammer blow.Without a victory in New Zealand in 15 years, the Wallabies must win twice in two months across the Tasman to miraculously wrestle back the trophy.That goal seemingly a pipe dream, the first priority will be regrouping for return bout in Wellington next Saturday with coach Michael Cheika certain to require several reinforcements. Newly appointed national skills coach Mick Byrne also has a huge task trying to solve Australias kicking woes after a series of fundamental blunders from the Wallabies.Giteeau, who lasted barely 10 minutes before limping off in a painful re-run of his 2015 World Cup final despair, failed to find touch from a penalty before the All Blacks first try, while Bernard Foley and Israel Folau both had clearing kicks charged down -- Foleys gifting Jerome Kaino a five-pointer.ddddddddddddut the set piece remains Cheikas biggest concern, with the All Blacks winning five lineouts on the Wallabies throw and a rare scrum against the feed.All Blacks captain Kieran Read described the performance as outstanding although he lamented disappointing execution in the second half that he claimed cost them a couple of tries, while his Wallabies counterpart, Stephen Moore, was lost for words.Its hard to know what to say, Moore said.I feel for all our fans who came out tonight. It wasnt good enough for us tonight. Really disappointed.I thought we clawed back into it in that second half, but [it was] just too big a lead.We prepared well and trained really hard in the last three weeks and we thought we were ready to play well tonight, but we need to look at all that - go back to it.Weve got another game next week so you dont just give up.Weve just got to keep going and get ready for next week over there. ' ' '

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