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Game report: UConn women cruise into Sweet 16

Updated 9:57 pm, Tuesday, March 25, 2014

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STORRS -- Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis had 20 points, 10 rebounds and a career-high 10 assists to lead top-seeded UConn to a 91-52 victory over ninth-seeded Saint Joseph's Tuesday in the second round of the NCAA tournament before 4,245 at Gampel Pavilion. It was the third triple-double in team history.

Mosqueda-Lewis joins Stefanie Dolson, who had 26 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists against Oregon Nov. 20, and Laura Lishness, who had 14 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists against Providence March 5, 1989, in the record book.

The Huskies (36-0) will meet 12th-seeded BYU (28-6) in the Lincoln Regional semifinals Saturday. The Cougars are making their second appearance in the Sweet 16 in their 10th tournament appearance (2002).

UConn has advanced to the regional semifinals in 21 straight seasons dating back to a 74-71 loss to Louisville in the first round March 18, 1993. Stanford holds the second longest active streak with seven straight appearances.

Breanna Stewart finished with 21 points, 11 rebounds, five blocks and two steals for the Huskies. She has 12 double-doubles this season.

Bria Hartley added 20 points and three assists. Stefanie Dolson had 17 points, six rebounds and two assists, while Moriah Jefferson contributed 11 points, five rebounds and two assists.

Erin Shields and Sarah Fairbanks each had 12 points to lead Saint Joseph's (23-10).

STAR OF THE GAME: Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis. She had 20 points (8-of-14 FG), 10 rebounds and 10 assists in 31 minutes.

KEYS TO THE WIN: The Huskies scored the first 10 points of the game as part of an opening 15-4 run. ¦ The Huskies also had a 17-2 run in the first half and scored the first 10 points of the second half as part of a 15-2 run. ¦ The Huskies finished with a 46-23 rebounding advantage.

WORTH NOTING: Dolson joined Renee Montgomery as the only players in team history to make 148th career ¦ Dolson moved into fourth place all time in team history in rebounds (1,055). ¦ Mosqueda-Lewis had a career-high six offensive rebounds. ¦ Dolson and Hartley finished their career 41-2 at Gampel Pavilion. ¦ The Huskies have won 42 straight games dating back to a 61-59 loss to Notre Dame in the Big East tournament final March 12, 2013. ¦ The Huskies improved to 22-2 all-time in NCAA tournament second round games. ¦ The Huskies have won 32 straight NCAA tournament games at Gampel Pavilion since a 74-71 loss to Louisville March 18, 1993. ¦ Saint Joseph's is 0-7 all-time in second-round games. ¦ Stewart has scored in double figures in a career-high 27 straight games. ¦ Hartley scored in double figures in a career-high 20 straight games. ¦ Natasha Cloud set the Saint Joseph's single-season record with 243 assists.

UP NEXT: NCAA tournament second round vs. 12th-seeded BYU at Pinnacle Bank Arena Saturday, Lincoln, Neb. (TBA).

-- RICH ELLIOTT