Breanna Stewart has 13 points to lead the Huskies. Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis and Kelly Faris each have eight.
UConn trailed 23-22 with 9:08 left in the half. But it scored the next 17 points as part of a 26-3 run to end the half.
The Huskies held Kentucky scoreless for 6:48 and without a field goal for 7:46. The Wildcats missed 11 straight shots and committed three turnovers during the run.
The only field goal for Kentucky in the final 10:06 of the half was a banked 3-pointer by Jelleah Sidney with 2:20 left.
Jennifer O’Neill has nine points for the Wildcats, who were 1-of-14 shooting with five turnovers in the final 10:06