After winning the American Athletic Conference regular season title, the next goal for the UConn Huskies women's basketball team is to win the AAC Tournament at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT.
They got that started on Saturday afternoon when they faced former player and coach Jamelle Elliott and her Cincinnati Bearcats squad.
The Huskies improve to 32-0 while the Bearcats finish their season at 13-18.
Stewart led four UConn players in double figures with 22 points and had five rebounds. Bria Hartley added 17 points and five assists while Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis had 12 points.
Stefanie Dolson came close to a double-double with 10 points and a game-high nine rebounds.
Jeanise Randolph paced the Bearcats with 14 points and seven rebounds. Kayla Cook added nine points.
Playing their second game in as many days, Cincinnati stayed close with UConn over the first 10 minutes trailing 17-13. But as they always do, the Huskies went on one of those unrecoverable runs, this one of the 20-4 variety, to enjoy a 37-17 lead at the break.
The Huskies opened up the second half on a 13-3 run and never looked back from there.
UConn will take on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. in the semifinals. The game will be broadcast nationally on ESPNU.
Here are UConn's postgame notes.
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