No. 5 UConn opens with 72-61 win over rebuilding Cal squib
UConn coach Geno Auriemma said he's had teams play worse in opening games. Christyn Williams scored 24 points and the fifth-ranked Huskies began their season Sunday with a closer-than-expected 72-61 win over California. Megan Walker scored 21 points and pulled down 10 rebounds and Crystal Dangerfield added 14 points for UConn, which has not lost a season opener since 1995.