Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis has 13 points (5-of-6 FG) and 10 rebounds to lead the Huskies. Bria Hartley has eight points (3-of-9 FG) and four assists.
UConn committed 11 turnovers in the half, which led to 10 points for Baylor.
The Huskies opened the game with a 12-2 run and led 16-5 with 12:06 left in the first half. Baylor then answered with a 7-0 run as UConn went scoreless for 4:35 and missed six straight shots.
The Lady Bears later used an 8-0 run to close to within 27-26 before Mosqueda-Lewis made two free throws with 1.6 seconds left in the half. UConn went without a field goal for the final 3:39 of the half.
Brooklyn Pope has eight points to lead Baylor, who is shooting 26.8 percent from the field. Brittney Griner has four points (2-of-9 FG).