Final: No. 3 UConn 94, Marquette 37

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Marquette coach Terri Mitchell called two timeouts in the first six minutes, 10 seconds Tuesday. She was trying desperately to slow UConn’s high-octane offense. It did not work.

The third-ranked Huskies put on a magnificent first half display in rolling to a 94-37 victory before 6,430 at Gampel Pavilion. UConn opened with a 42-8 run, making 11 straight shots at one point and 14 of its first 16.

Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis had 22 points (8-of-10 FG; 5-of-6 3-pointers), six rebounds and five assists to lead the Huskies (21-1, 8-1 Big East). She made her first eight shots before missing a jumper with 17:22 left in the game.

Bria Hartley added 20 points (5-of-7 3-pointers), four rebounds and three assists for UConn. Stefanie Dolson had 15 points, four rebounds and four blocks. Caroline Doty had 12 points and three assists. Kelly Faris had 11 points, seven rebounds, four assists and five steals. Breanna Stewart had 10 points, seven rebounds and three blocks.

The Huskies shot 54.7 percent from the field (season-high 15-of-23 3-pointers). They also scored all of their season-high 33 fastbreak points in the first half.

Brooklyn Pumroy led Marquette (11-11, 3-6) with 11 points. The Golden Eagles are shooting 25.0 percent from the field and committed 22 turnovers.

Rich

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  1. Keith says:

    Hartley has been showing signs of her old self- – other than 3 pointers – in many games. She has been moving really well and is getting her swagger back. She attacked lane nicely at st johns. Diggins is a great player- it ‘s her smug arrogant attitude I hate. And she gets the calls every time she penetrates when she throws her body and elbows into the defenders – even when they r playing vertical.

  2. Diggins is still 1st team AA says:

    Great shooting night. Not sold on Hartley being back to her normal based on the games prior to tonight. Let’s see how Hartley shoots against Baylor and Notre Dame.

    Was reading the ESPN.com chat for the UConn game. Have to laugh again at the Diggins haters. They just love to point out her shooting %. As if Faris last year and Hartley this year were great shooters.

    Diggins is to ND as Faris AND Doty are to UConn. Diggins has to do both jobs on a team with no 1st team AA in KML and no 2nd team AA in Dolson. McBride might be 3rd team AA, at least honorable mention.

    I am a UConn fan who appreciates talent, especially showing up at the end of games. Lack of showing up is what UConn fans disliked about Hayes. So why the hate for Diggins?