By PAT EATON-ROBB Associated Press
STORRS, Conn. (AP) _ Morgan Tuck scored 24 points as No. 2 UConn kept its conference winning streak alive with a 92-58 rout of Temple
Breanna Stewart added 18 points and Kaleena Mosqueda Lewis had 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Huskies (15-1, 5-0 American). UConn has not lost a conference game since joining the American Athletic Conference last season. UConn is 23-0 in regular-season conference games, and won the conference tournament last season.
Feyonda Fitzgerald scored 16 points and Alliya Butts had 14 for Temple (7-11, 3-2), which has now dropped three straight games after winning four of its previous five.
UConn dominated underneath, outscoring Temple 36-0 in the paint before the Owls Erica Covile made a layup more than two minutes into the second half.
UConn had built a 34-point lead by that time.
Tuck hit her first eight shots and had 20 points in the first half.
UConn scored the game’s first 13 points, capped by a 3-pointer from Mosqueda-Lewis that moved her past Tiffany Hayes and into 11th place on the school’s scoring list.
The Huskies’ 22-2 opening run was interrupted only by a jump shot from Covile almost four minutes into the game. The Owls missed eight of their first nine shots from the floor.
Butts tried to keep her team in it, hitting three of her first four shots, including two from beyond the 3-point line.
But the lead was 35-14 midway through the half, and 55-25 at intermission.
Another 3-pointer from Mosqueda-Lewis made it 84-44, 12 minutes into the second half.
UConn shot 52 percent from the floor and held Temple to just 28 percent.
Kia Nurse scored 13 points for UConn and fellow freshman Gabby Williams contributed with five points and 10 rebounds.
The Huskies have won 14 straight since losing at Stanford in their second game of the season and has won 60 of its last 61 games.
The Owls have not beaten a ranked team since topping Xavier in February 2009.
This was just UConn’s second game this season on campus and first since Nov. 23. The Huskies had played 12 games in eight different buildings since then, including in front of Connecticut fans in Bridgeport, Uncasville and three times in Hartford. The win improves UConn’s record at Gampel to 299-19.
Temple: Temple coach Tonya Cardoza, who was an assistant coach under Geno Auriemma at UConn for 14 seasons, falls to 0-4 against her mentor.
UConn: UConn has won its last 64 games against unranked opponents, dating back to a 57-56 loss against St. John’s on Feb. 18, 2012. Since the 1993-94 season, the Huskies are 520-9 record against unranked foes, and has won 241 of its last 242 such games.
Temple: The Owls return home to face UCF on Saturday
UConn: The Huskies continue their home stand on Sunday with a 1 p.m. game against USF.
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