Published February 16, 2014
Tampa, FL – Tampa, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Bria Hartley netted 18 points and Moriah Jefferson flirted with a triple-double in No. 1 Connecticut's 63-38 rout of South Florida on Sunday.
Jefferson scored 12 points with eight rebounds and eight assists for the Huskies (26-0, 13-0 AAC), who have won every game this season by at least 11 points. Breanna Stewart and Stefanie Dolson each tallied 15 points, eight boards and three blocked shots in the triumph.
Inga Orekhova scored 17 points to lead USF (13-11, 8-5), which shot just 26.3 percent (15-of-57) and lost at home for the first time since a setback to then No. 5 Louisville on Jan. 12.
UConn trailed just once, 3-2, before running off 14 straight points for a 16-3 lead less than six minutes in.
Shalethia Stringfield hit back-to-back jumpers for USF, but the Huskies responded with an 11-0 burst for a comfortable 27-7 edge.
It was 32-15 at halftime and 51-27 midway through the second half after five straight from Dolson. Connecticut wasn't challenged the rest of the way.
UConn has just five more games remaining in its quest for a perfect regular season.