Senior Stefanie Dolson recorded her second straight double-double with 23 points and 10 rebounds to lead No. 1 UConn to a 96-38 victory over Boston University before 6,688 in the Hall of Fame Challenge at Gampel Pavilion. It was the first of three games in as many days for the Huskies, who will host Monmouth today.
Monmouth was defeated by St. Bonaventure 61-55 in the first game Friday. Helena Kurt had 13 points off the bench for the Hawks (0-4).
The Huskies have won 50 straight games – 17 straight championships – during in-season tournaments dating back to a 57-37 loss to Vanderbilt in the first round of the Hilton Head Shootout Dec. 29, 1992.
Breanna Stewart added a game-high 25 points, seven rebounds, a career-high six assists and four blocks for UConn (6-0). Saniya Chong had 15 points, three assists and three steals, while Kiah Stokes had 10 points and eight rebounds.
Bria Hartley had seven points, five rebounds and a season-high seven assists.
Clodagh Scannell led Boston University with nine points and four rebounds.
STAR OF THE GAME: Stefanie Dolson. She had 23 points, 10 rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks in 30 minutes.
KEYS TO THE WIN: With the game tied 7-7, the Huskies scored 13 straight points as part of a 34-3 run. They would later score 21 straight points to cap the run. … Boston University went scoreless for stretches of 5:02 and 7:45 in the first half. … The Huskies made 17 of their final 26 shots of the first half and committed just two turnovers. … Boston University committed 17 turnovers in the first half.
WORTH NOTING: Dolson has scored 20 points in back-to-back games for the first time in her career. … Dolson has three double-doubles this season (nine in her career) and has reached double figures in rebounds in a career-high four straight games. … The Huskies did not commit a foul over the first 14:28 of the game. … UConn assistant coach Marisa Moseley coached against her alma mater for the first time. She was a two-year captain for the Terriers, graduating in 2004, and is currently ranked fourth in team history in blocks (114). … The Huskies have won 52 straight games in November dating back to a 71-65 loss to North Carolina Nov. 21, 2004. … The Huskies improved to 302-14 as the nation’s No. 1 team.
UP NEXT: Today vs. Monmouth (Hall of Fame Challenge) at Gampel Pavilion, 4:30 p.m. (SNY)