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No. 1 Connecticut 75, St. John’s 53

January 19, 1997

NEW YORK (AP) _ Kara Wolters scored 19 points as top-ranked Connecticut remained unbeaten with a 75-53 victory over St. John’s on Saturday.

Nykesha Sales added 15 points for UConn (16-0, 8-0 Big East).

Andrijana Bedalov had 14 points and nine rebounds for St. John’s (4-12, 2-6), which lost its seventh straight.

The Huskies led 46-20 at halftime, and increased the margin to 54-24 early in the second half. UConn coach Geno Auriemma then started substituting freely.

Ana Pericic hit a 3-pointer to give St. John’s its only lead of the game at 3-2. UConn then scored 13 consecutive points to take a 15-3 lead, and was in command the rest of the way.

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