Breanna Stewart has 10 points (6-of-7 FT) and three rebounds to lead the Huskies. Bria Hartley has seven points, four rebounds and two assists.
UConn opened the game 5-of-20 from the field and twice trailed by as many as six points.
Trailing 22-16 with 5:39 left, the Huskies scored 10 straight points and made five straight shots as part of a 12-2 run to finish the half. Stewart had four points in the run. Kiah Stokes had three.
Lili Thompson has 10 points to lead Stanford. Chiney Ogwumike has four points and four rebounds.
The Cardinal missed six of their last seven shots.