No. 3 UConn cruises past Providence

Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis led six Connecticut players in double figures with 17 points, as the third-ranked Huskies pounded Providence, 105-49, on Tuesday at Alumni Hall.

Kelly Faris followed with 16 points, Stefanie Dolson donated 14 points, and Bria Harley added 12 for the Huskies (23-1, 10-1 Big East), who have won 11 straight since opening conference play with a 73-72 setback against then-No. 5 Notre Dame on Jan. 5.

Moriah Jefferson and Breanna Stewart each supplied 13 points in the triumph.

Brianna Edwards led Providence (7-17, 2-9) with 17 points and Tori Rule added 11 points for the Friars, who have lost two straight and five of their last six.

The Huskies jumped out to a 21-5 lead just over four minutes in before taking a comfortable 56-29 cushion into the break.

Connecticut, which shot a scorching 56.9 percent (37-for-65) from the field overall, cruised to victory in the second half.