Tournament MVP Breanna Stewart had 17 points (6-of-8 FG), four rebounds, four assists and three blocks to lead the Huskies to the championship of the Paradise Jam in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Former UConn All-American Maya Moore (2007) and Notre Dame senior All-American Skylar Diggins (2009) are the only other freshmen to be named MVP in the 13 years of the event.
UConn shot 56.7 percent from the field and scored 39 points off of 25 turnovers by Purdue (5-1).
Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis added 15 points (5-of-8 FG), four rebounds and two assists for the Huskies (5-0). Bria Hartley had 12 points (5-of-7 FG). Stefanie Dolson finished with 10 points, five rebounds and four assists.
Kelly Faris totaled nine points, four rebounds, five assists and two steals for UConn.
The Huskies have won 49 straight games at in-season tournaments dating back to a 57-37 loss to Vanderbilt at the Hilton Head Super Shootout Dec. 29, 1992.
Courtney Moses led Purdue with a game-high 24 points (6-of-8 3-pointers). The Boilermakers were 13-of-22 from 3-point range, 6-of-29 from inside the arc.