No. 2 UConn Upset By St. John's, 99-Game Home Winning Streak Snapped

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - APRIL 3: Head Coach Geno Auriemma of the Connecticut Huskies watches his team play the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the 2011 NCAA Women's Final Four at Conseco Fieldhouse on April 3, 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated Connecticut 72-63. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

St. John's did what no unranked team had done since 1993, upsetting UConn at home to end a long Huskies winning streak.

The Connecticut women's basketball team was going for its 100th consecutive home victory on Saturday. St. John's had other ideas, and the Red Storm's late three gave them a hard-earned 57-56 victory to snap the Huskies' 99-game home winning streak.

Shenneika Smith's three-pointer with eight seconds left in the game gave the Red Storm the lead for good, and Bria Hartley's attempt at a game-winner at the buzzer caught iron, ending a UConn winning streak against St. John's at home that dated to the Reagan administration. Smith had 11 points for St. John's, and Nadirah McKenith and Da'Shena Stevens shared the team scoring lead with 15 points apiece.

Hartley was the only Husky starter to register double figures in points (10), but both Kalenna Mosqueda-Lewis (12 points) and Kiah Stokes (11 points) broke the barrier off the bench. But the Huskies committed 18 turnovers, and made just five of 16 threes, leading them to their first home loss to an unranked team since March 1993.

The loss also came on the same day as a loss by the UConn men's basketball team — the first time since February 1993 that both the men's and women's squads have faltered at home on the same day.

For more on UConn, head to The UConn Blog; for more on St. John's, visit Rumble In the Garden.

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