No. 1 UConn Stays Perfect, Downs Memphis
Memphis, Tenn. — Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 21 points, and the top-ranked Connecticut Huskies routed Memphis 90-49 on Saturday in their first visit to one of their new rivals in the American Athletic Conference.
With the eight-time national champions coming to town, Memphis scheduled this game as part of a doubleheader with the Tigers men’s team in the FedExForum, home to the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies. Fans paying for that morning tipoff got to stick around and watch the women play for free.
Breanna Stewart added 17 points for UConn (15-0, 3-0). Bria Hartley had 13, and Stefanie Dolson finished with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Mosqueda-Lewis was 5 of 10 on 3-point attempts and added six rebounds and four assists.
Ariel Hearn scored 20 points for Memphis (7-7, 0-2), and Pa’Sonna Hope had 11.
This was just the ninth time Memphis has played the nation’s No. 1 team and first since 1999, when the Tigers faced Tennessee. Memphis fell to 1-8 against top-ranked opponents, with its lone win back on Feb. 11, 1984, over Louisiana Tech.
No. 7 Louisville 64, Cincinnati 45
Louisville, Ky. — Shoni Schimmel scored 21 points and Louisville beat Cincinnati in Cardinals guard Antonita Slaughter’s first game since recovering from a blood clot in her lung.
Slaughter had five points and three rebounds in 16 minutes for Louisville (15-1). She collapsed on the bench against Missouri State on Dec. 3.
Kayla Cook had 14 points for Cincinnati (7-7).