Maya Moore missed, and suddenly Connecticut’s grip on women’s college basketball was in jeopardy.Baylor had one more shot to topple the No. 1 Huskies and end their record winning streak. But the No. 2 Lady Bears simply ran out of time, their last try a little too short and a little too late. Coach Geno Auriemma and UConn rallied from a late eight-point deficit and held on for their 80th straight victory, 65-64 on Tuesday night — by far the toughest test since the streak started exactly two years ago.Showing they could win the close ones, too, the Huskies overcame 6-foot-8 Baylor star Brittney Griner and a 56-48 gap with 6:42 to go. They moved within eight victories of matching the 88-game string put together by UCLA’s men’s teams in the 1970s.”I thought we played great for long stretches. Obviously Baylor is a great team and they made their run,” Auriemma said. “Then the improbable happened, people other than Maya began scoring.”They don’t know what it’s like to come back from a run,” he said.It’s true. The Huskies have spent the last two seasons rolling over every opponent, waiting for a real challenge.  “It was kind of like every other game,” Griner said. “You know, doubling and bringing the four player over and just trying different people on me. I mean, it’s kind of like what I’m going to see all season and what I’m going to see.”UConn greats Sue Bird and Swin Cash were part of the crowd of 12,628.

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