Top-ranked UConn women rout Prairie View 87-44

The Connecticut team sings Happy Birthday behind head coach Geno Auriemma, right, as he is interviewed on live television after their 87-44 win over Prairie View A&M in a first-round game of the NCAA women's college basketball tournament, Sunday, March 23, 2014, in Storrs, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn’s players had a couple of presents for coach Geno Auriemma on his 60th birthday.

The first was a video in which they altered the words to the Commodores classic song “Brick House” to have a little fun at his expense.

The second was an 87-44 rout of Prairie View A&M on Sunday, giving Auriemma his 92nd NCAA tournament win. Breanna Stewart led a balanced offense with 19 points and 10 rebounds.

LaReahn Washington scored 13 points to lead Prairie View. The Southwestern Athletic Conference tournament champions finish their season at 14-18.

The Huskies, who just completed their seventh undefeated regular season, are looking for a record ninth NCAA title. They will face Saint Joseph’s in a second-round game Tuesday night.

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