- Associated Press - Friday, November 26, 2010

STORRS, CONN. (AP) - The Connecticut’s women’s basketball team is on the verge of another record.

The Huskies face Howard tonight with a chance to break the mark for most consecutive victories at any level of NCAA women’s college basketball.

UConn has won 81 in a row, and is tied with Washington University of St. Louis, a Division III school which set the mark between Feb. 20, 1998-Jan. 12, 2001.

Fresh off consecutive 39-0 seasons, the Huskies are off to a 3-0 start that includes a 65-64 win over No. 2 Baylor.

UConn is hosting the World Vision Classic, beginning with Friday night’s game against Howard, which has lost twice by an average of 24 points. On Saturday, UConn will take on Lehigh, and on Sunday, the Huskies host LSU.