Breanna Stewart has nine points and four rebounds and Stefanie Dolson has eight points and four rebounds to lead UConn. Tianna Hawkins has eight points and four rebounds for Maryland.
The Huskies went scoreless for a stretch of 5:33 in the half as Maryland closed to within 17-15 with 6:02 left. But Stewart answered with seven straight points and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis followed with a 3-pointer to key a 16-5 run to end the half.
The Terrapins are 7-of-21 shooting and have committed 18 turnovers.