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No. 1 UConn routs Tulane, opens season 20-0 for 11th time

Geno Auriemma remembers when 20 wins was considered the benchmark for a great season at UConn.

That was a long time ago.

Katie Lou Samuelson scored 15 of her 19 points in the first half to lead top-ranked UConn to a 98-45 rout of Tulane on Saturday and a 20-0 start to the season for the 11th time in program history.

"It goes to show you where we are as a program," Auriemma said. "Things we used to celebrate, things we used to think highly of, that we used to strive for, now we just pass by them like, ho-hum."

Kia Nurse scored 14 for the Huskies (9-0 American Athletic Conference) and tied a career high with seven rebounds. Napheesa Collier...