The UConn Huskies women's basketball team last lost to the Providence Friars in 1993. And with the Friars playing with just seven players on Tuesday night, the losing streak was stretched to 28 games.
The Huskies got off to another fast start and never looked back as they went on to crush the Friars 105-49 in front of 1,265 at Alumni Hall in Providence, RI.
UConn improves to 23-1 (10-1 Big East). Providence falls to 7-17 (2-9).
Kaleena Mosqueda Lewis led six Huskies in double figures with 17 points while pulling down seven rebounds. Kelly Faris made her 100th career start and had 16 points, six rebounds and five assists or as we like to call just another Kelly Faris game.
Stefanie Dolson had 14 points while Moriah Jefferson had 13 points and Bria Hartley had 12 points and a team-high six assists. Freshman sensation Breanna Stewart came off the bench and finished with a double-double of 13 points and 10 rebounds.
Brianna Edwards led the Friars with 17 points on 8-of-12 shooting. Tori Rule had 11 points while New Britain, CT native Symone Roberts had nine points, five rebounds and a team-high six assists. Alexis Harris led the Providence with seven rebounds to go along with her four points.
Providence was leading this one 3-2 before the Huskies went on a three-point shooting barrage and took an 11-3 lead. They followed that up with a 10-2 run and never looked back from there.
Great game from the Huskies as they basically got everyone involved in the action.
It was nice to see Jefferson step up and score some points while leading the second team. Whether you want to think it or not, games like these are good for her as she'll be needed for the big game on Monday night against the Baylor Lady Bears.
But before we get that far, the Huskies have to travel to Piscataway, NJ and the RAC (Geno Auriemma's favorite place) on Saturday for a matchup with the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. Tip is scheduled for 4 p.m.
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photo credit: mark mirko – hartford courant (no. 1 in gallery)