UConn Has Easy Time With Marquette
Milwaukee — Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 24 points and Stefanie Dolson added 20 to help third-ranked UConn cruise to an 85-51 win over Marquette on Saturday.
Mosqueda-Lewis scored nine points and Dotson six during a 21-3 run to open the game for the Huskies (14-1, 2-1 Big East) who improved to (8-0) all-time against Marquette. Coming into the game, all the victories, save one, were by an average of 29.7 points.
Sarina Simmons scored 19 points to lead the Golden Eagles (8-7, 0-2). Her teammates were 2 for 16 in the first half as the Huskies handed Marquette its worst loss overall this season.
The Huskies stretched a 35-point halftime lead into a 77-33 advantage midway through the second as Dolson scored six points, Mosqueda-Lewis added five and Kelly Faris 4.
UConn played without star freshman Breanna Stewart, who sprained her left ankle in practice Friday.
No. 15 Louisville 70 Providence 62
Providence, r.i. — Shoni Schimmel and Bria Smith scored 17 points each to pace Louisville to a Big East victory over Providence.
Antonita Slaughter added 12 points and Monique Reid 11 for the Cardinals (14-3, 2-1), who shot 64 percent (16 of 25) in the first half.
Tori Rule scored 20 points and Symone Roberts had 13 points and seven assists for the Friars (5-10, 0-2), who were facing a ranked opponent for the first time this season.
Louisville led 58-43 with 6:07 remaining after a layup by Reid, but a steal and layup by Evi Iiskola started a 15-5 run that brought the Friars to within 63-58 at the 1:26 mark.
No. 22 Dayton 82
Indianapolis — Amber Deane had 18 points and 11 rebounds Saturday and Dayton routed Butler in the Atlantic 10 Conference opener for both schools.
Andrea Hoover and Samantha Mackay had 13 points apiece for the Flyers (13-1), who were playing for the first time since their only loss Dec. 30 against Bowling Green.
Daress McClung and Liz Stratman led Butler (9-7) with 11 points each. Stratman scored 10 in the second half.
The Bulldogs stayed close until midway through the first half, when the Flyers went on a 10-0 run and eventually led 44-22 at halftime.
Butler was playing its first game in the Atlantic 10 after leaving the Horizon League.