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No. 3 UConn women open with 21-3 run and rout Marquette 85-51

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    Connecticut's Morgan Tuck (3) loses control of the ball as Marquette's Cristina Bigica, left, and Katie Young, right, defend in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, in Milwaukee. Connecticut won 85-51. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps) (The Associated Press)

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    Connecticut's Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis drives against Marquette's Sarina Simmons during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps) (The Associated Press)

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    Connecticut's Stefanie Dolson (31) is fouled by Marquette's Sarina Simmons, left, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps) (The Associated Press)

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.