Nov. 18, 2009

SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Maya Moore had 20 points and 11 rebounds and top-ranked Connecticut cruised in its first test of the season with an 83-58 win over Texas (No. 13 ESPN/USA Today, No. 10 AP) on Tuesday night.

Tina Charles added 15 points and 11 rebounds as UConn (2-0) never trailed in what was basically a home game for the Longhorns. But the defending champion Huskies looked far more comfortable in San Antonio, home of the Final Four in April.

The Huskies played like they'll be coming back. All five starters for Connecticut were in double figures as it blew out another opponent, after going unbeaten last season with 39 double-digit victories.

Connecticut, which demolished Northeastern 105-35 in its season opener, now has won 41 straight games. The Huskies made a habit of turning up their game against ranked opponents last season -- winning by an average of 30 points.

On Tuesday, they took command early against Texas and never let up.

Kathleen Nash led Texas (1-1) with 22 points.

The Longhorns remained winless in five tries against UConn, and this 25-point loss was among the worst yet. It stands second only to the 34-point defeat the Huskies handed Texas in the second round of the 2008 NCAA tournament.