Huskies Win Ugly
WASHINGTON (AP) _ Kelly Faris scored 15 points and No. 3 Connecticut survived a round of sloppy-ball Wednesday night, bouncing back from a rare conference-opening loss to beat Georgetown 75-48 in a game that included 45 turnovers.
Faris also had five steals and four assists and four turnovers on a night when the ball flew everywhere except where it was supposed to. It hardly mattered as far as the outcome, with the Huskies overmatched talent-wise against for a Big East foe they have beaten 28 consecutive times.
Stefanie Dolson added 13 points and seven turnovers, Breanna Stewart had 12 points and 13 rebounds, and Bria Hartley scored 12 points for UConn (13-1, 1-1), which fell out of the No. 1 spot in the rankings after a one-point loss to Notre Dame on Saturday. With the win, UConn has now gone 707 straight games without consecutive losses.
Sugar Rodgers had 23 points and five turnovers for the Hoyas (10-5, 1-1), who haven’t beaten the Huskies since 1993.
UConn committed 19 turnovers, one shy of its season-high, while Georgetown had four players commit five or more toward its season-high total of 26. The true statistical star of the game was the Huskies’ Moriah Jefferson, who had seven steals and no turnovers in 27 minutes.
UConn raced to leads of 12-2 and 28-11, but the Hoyas threatened to make a game of it when Rodgers scored nine points in an 11-3 run that pulled Georgetown within single digits.
But Faris hit a 3-pointer at the first-half buzzer to put the Huskies ahead 38-23 and provided a taste of things to come in the second half, when UConn resumed the rout by hitting six 3s in just over seven minutes.
Hartley, who started 0 for 7 from 3-point range, made three in a row in 90-second span. Jefferson’s 3-pointer made the score 62-37 with 12:50 remaining.
Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, UConn’s leading scorer on the season, was in foul trouble early and finished with nine points, only the second time this season she has failed to reach double digits.
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