Senior All-American Bria Hartley had 20 points, eight rebounds, six assists and two steals and sophomore Morgan Tuck and junior Kiah Stokes starred off the bench as No. 1 UConn defeated No. 3 Stanford 76-57 before 9,529 at Gampel Pavilion.
Tuck scored all of her 11 points in the second half and added four rebounds. Stokes delivered 10 points, a career-high 13 rebounds and six blocks in registering her third career double-double.
The 2013 national championship banner was unveiled during a pregame ceremony. Werner Ladder also presented UConn coach Geno Auriemma with two ladders in honor of winning the championship. They were the same ladders the Huskies used to cut down the nets following a win over Louisville in the tournament final at New Orleans Arena April 9.
Kaleena Mosqueda had nine points and two rebounds for the Huskies. But she was forced to leave the game with 18:08 left after falling hard on her right elbow. Stanford All-American Chiney Ogwumike, who was called for a foul on the play, was on the ground and Mosqueda-Lewis tried to avoid her.
Mosqueda-Lewis was taken to the locker room where her right arm was examined.Amber Orrange led the Cardinal with 22 points. Ogwumike recorded her 60th career double-double (16 points, 13 rebounds).
STARS OF THE GAME: Morgan Tuck/Kiah Stokes. The duo combined for 21 points and 17 rebounds off the bench.
KEYS TO THE WIN: The Huskies received 27 points from their bench. … The Huskies finished the first half with a 10-4 run to open a 39-26 lead at halftime. … The Huskies held Stanford to 35 percent shooting from the field.
WORTH NOTING: There were 40 fouls called in the game (21 on Stanford) … This was the first of three straight games against ranked opponents as the Huskies will next meet No. 8 Maryland Friday and No. 13 Penn State Sunday on the road. … This was Stanford’s first trip to Gampel Pavilion since a 68-54 win Feb. 20, 1993. … The Huskies have won three straight games and six of the last seven against Stanford. … The Huskies improved to 298-14 as the nation’s No. 1 team.
UP NEXT: Friday at No. 8 Maryland, 6 p.m. (ESPNU)