UConn women win physical matchup with UCF to lock up spot in record 28th consecutive Sweet 16

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STORRS, Conn. -- UConn women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma said he thought he'd seen it all this season, with his team riddled with injuries most of the campaign and dropping the highest number of pre-NCAA tournament

But Monday's slugfest against former conference foe UCF in front of one of the rowdiest Gampel Pavilion crowds in recent memory,

Despite shooting a season-low 29.2% from the field, the Huskies eked out a 52-47 victory in which they trailed early by eight,

stormed back to go up 12 midway through the fourth and then allowed the Knights to pull back within three with less than a minute to go. 

In a season when many of UConn's historic streaks have been snapped (consecutive games without falling to an unranked opponent, 

The Huskies have now advanced to the Sweet 16 in a record 28 consecutive NCAA tournaments. They'll play Indiana, the first meeting in the programs' history,

"Not just the tough games, but I think the adversity we faced off the court, as well, has helped prepare us [to battle Monday], 

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