The regular season is rapidly coming to an end for the UConn women’s basketball team. The third-ranked Huskies seem to be getting better and better by the day.
Sophomore Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis had 17 points and seven rebounds to lead UConn to a 105-49 victory over Providence Tuesday before 1,265 at Alumni Hall. The Huskies have won their last three games by a combined 160 points (53.3).
Senior Kelly Faris added 16 points, six rebounds and five assists for UConn (23-1 overall, 10-1 Big East) in making her 100th straight start. She joined Renee Montgomery, Jennifer Rizzotti and Jamelle Elliott as the only players in team history to accomplish the feat.
The Huskies made seven of their first eight shots during a game-opening 21-5 run. They led by 20 with 13:21 left in the half (28-8) and by 27 at halftime (56-29).
Stefanie Dolson finished with 14 points (4-of-5 FG), four rebounds and two steals for UConn. Breanna Stewart had 13 points and 10 rebounds. Moriah Jefferson contributed a career-high 13 points and five steals, while Bria Hartley had 12 points, seven rebounds, six assists and two steals.
The Huskies shot 56.9 percent from the field, including 66.7 percent in the first half.
Brianna Edwards had 17 points and five rebounds to lead Providence (7-17, 2-9).
STAR OF THE GAME: Kelly Faris. A model of consistency, she had 16 points, six rebounds and five assists in 27 minutes.
KEYS TO THE WIN: The Huskies opened the game with a 21-5 run, making seven of their first eight shots (four 3-pointers). … The Huskies assisted on 12 of their first 13 field goals. … The Huskies scored 21 points off of 10 turnovers by the Friars in the first half.
WORTH NOTING: Dolson is 18-of-19 from the free throw line over the last three games. … The Huskies have won 28 straight games against the Friars dating back to an 87-73 loss in the Big East tournament semifinals March 7, 1993. The last 11 games in the series have been decided by an average of 40.7 points. … Kiah Stokes has played at least 15 minutes in a season-high four straight games, which equals her career-high. … The Friars had an average attendance of 501 through their first 11 games.
NEXT: Saturday at Rutgers, 4 p.m. (SNY)