Unless the two teams start a series after the Rutgers Scarlet Knights leave for the Big 10, the UConn Huskies women's basketball team made their final trip to the RAC on Sunday.
And while it may be sad that the Huskies won't go to one of the tougher environments in women's college basketball, UConn made sure they'd be remembered in their final visit (for now) there.
Behind Bria Hartley's career-high 30 points, UConn beat the Scarlet Knights 94-64 in front of 6,480 and a nationally televised audience at the RAC.
UConn improves to 19-0 (6-0 American) while Rutgers falls to 13-4 (4-2).
Breanna Stewart added 23 points, nine rebounds and four blocked shots. Stefanie Dolson had yet another double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds while Moriah Jefferson had 13 points and eight assists.
Tyler Scaife paced the Scarlet Knights with a career-high 22 points while Kahleah Cooper had 20. Despite not scoring any points, Christa Evans led Rutgers with five rebounds.
As it seems they do every game, the Huskies started out quickly opening with an 18-6 run. They'd build their lead up to 21 points at 41-20 before Rutgers would close out the half on a 9-2 run to make it a 14 point game at the half.
The Scarlet Knights would score the first basket of the second half to cut the lead to 12 but that's as close as they would get the rest of the way as the Huskies continued to build their lead to secure the win.
UConn is back in action on Wednesday night when they'll host the Memphis Tigers at the XL Center in Hartford, CT. Tip is scheduled for 7 p.m.
UConn Huskies @ Rutgers Scarlet Knights 1/19/14 box score
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