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.