Women's College Basketball

 
          === Strong second half has Huskies headed to Elite Eight ===
 
 Lincoln,  NE (SportsNetwork.com) - Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis registered a double-
 double  with 19 points and 13 rebounds as the Connecticut Huskies pulled off a
 70-51  win over  the BYU Cougars in  the semifinals of the Lincoln Regional at
 Pinnacle Bank Arena.
 
 Breanna  Stewart  was responsible for  16 points, seven rebounds, four blocked
 shots  and three  steals, but she also  missed all six of her 3-point tries as
 the  top-seeded Huskies  (37-0) finished  the meeting  a mere  3-of-19 on  the
 perimeter.  Bria  Hartley chipped in  12 points  and five assists, followed by
 Moriah  Jefferson  with 11  points. Stefanie Dolson  came up a  point shy of a
 double-double  as she matched Mosqueda-Lewis on the glass and also logged four
 blocks.
 
 The  Cougars  (28-7), the 12th  seed in the region,  were paced by Kim Beeston
 with 16 points and Morgan Bailey 14, while Jennifer Hamson responded with nine
 points, 13 rebounds and a game-high six rejections.
 
 BYU  frustrated  the Huskies  in the first  half, holding the  top team in the
 nation  to just 35.5 percent shooting from the floor overall, including 0-of-8
 behind  the 3-point line, but still it was UConn with the narrow 30-29 edge at
 the break.
 
 BYU,  which was outscored  in the paint on the day by a 36-12 margin, was held
 without a field goal for close to eight minutes to close out the meeting.
 
 The  Huskies entered  the contest  riding a  42-game win  streak, dating  back
 to  last season. The most recent setback for UConn was a 61-59 decision versus
 Notre Dame during the Big East Tournament on March 12, 2013.
 
 This  was  the third all-time  meeting between  the programs, with the Huskies
 winning the first two by an average of 47.5 points.
 
 UConn,  which has won eight national titles, will now take aim at making it to
 the  Final  Four for the  seventh straight year as  it squares off against the
 winner of the DePaul/Texas A&M matchup in the regional final on Monday.
 
 
 03/29 18:44:45 ET

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