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Bria Hartley leads top-ranked UConn over Temple 80-36 in Huskies' Bridgeport home game

  • Connecticut's Bria Hartley (14) drives to the basket past Temple's Feyonda Fitzgerald (2) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Bridgeport, Conn., Saturday,  Jan. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Fred Beckham)

    Connecticut's Bria Hartley (14) drives to the basket past Temple's Feyonda Fitzgerald (2) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Bridgeport, Conn., Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Fred Beckham)  (The Associated Press)

  • Connecticut's Stefanie Dolson (31) drives past Temple's Tyonna Williams (23) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Bridgeport, Conn., Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Fred Beckham)

    Connecticut's Stefanie Dolson (31) drives past Temple's Tyonna Williams (23) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Bridgeport, Conn., Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Fred Beckham)  (The Associated Press)

  • Connecticut's Breanna Stewart, left, and Temple's Natasha Thames (32) fight for a loose ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Bridgeport, Conn., Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Fred Beckham)

    Connecticut's Breanna Stewart, left, and Temple's Natasha Thames (32) fight for a loose ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Bridgeport, Conn., Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Fred Beckham)  (The Associated Press)

Bria Hartley scored 19 points and Kiah Stokes had 18 rebounds to lead top-ranked UConn to an 80-36 rout of Temple on Saturday.

Moriah Jefferson added 13 points and Breanna Stewart scored 12 for the Huskies (17-0, 5-0 American), who extended their winning streak to 23 games in a home game played 80 miles from campus in Bridgeport.

Erica Covile had 13 points and seven rebounds to lead Temple (8-7, 2-3), which has lost three of its last four games.

The Owls stayed with UConn early, trailing just 13-12 after a 3-pointer by Feyonda Fitzgerald. But UConn went on a 11-2 run from there and led 39-22 at halftime.

Jefferson had three steals in the first 3 minutes of the second half, and Hartley hit a 3-pointer that capped a 9-2 run to make it 47-24. A layup by Stokes capped a 17-0 run that gave UConn a 67-27 lead and turned the game into a rout.