UConn Women 85 Marquette 45
Bob and Kara talk court side to Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis. Bob has the highlights and a recap with Associate Head Coach Chris Dailey.
MILWAUKEE (AP) Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored a career-high points 27 to lead fourth-ranked Connecticut to an easy 85-45 victory over Marquette on Saturday. The Huskies (26-3, 13-2 Big East) have won all seven meetings against Marquette and will face No. 3 Notre Dame on Monday night to try and earn a share of the conference regular season title.
Even with a victory Monday, UConn will be the No. 2 seed in the Big East tournament because of tiebreakers. Tiffany Hayes scored 18 of her 20 points in the second half, including 13 in the first seven minutes to help UConn blow the game open. Mosqueda-Lewis scored 15 points in the first half to lead the Huskies to a 34-21 advantage at the break.
The freshman’s previous career high was 25. Katherine Plouffe scored 16 points to lead the Golden Eagles (13-15, 4-11), who have lost five straight and nine of their last 10 games. Mosqueda-Lewis scored eight points to spark a nine-point run that put the Huskies ahead 15-6 with 12:52 left to play in the first half.
Marquette pulled within seven at 21-14 on a pair of free throws by Arlesia Morse with 4:57 left. Mosqueda-Lewis immediately sank a 3-pointer and Marquette never got that close again. Hayes’s early second half scoring burst gave the Huskies an insurmountable 22 points lead with 13:19 remaining.
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