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Stewart and Hartley help No. 1 UConn women cruise to 94-64 win over No. 23 Rutgers

  • Rutgers forward Betnijah Laney (44) takes a shot as she splits Connecticut defenders Kiah Stokes and Stefanie Dolson, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Piscataway, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

    Rutgers forward Betnijah Laney (44) takes a shot as she splits Connecticut defenders Kiah Stokes and Stefanie Dolson, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Piscataway, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)  (The Associated Press)

  • Connecticut center Stefanie Dolson (31) throws a pass over Rutgers center Rachel Hollivay (1) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Piscataway, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

    Connecticut center Stefanie Dolson (31) throws a pass over Rutgers center Rachel Hollivay (1) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Piscataway, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)  (The Associated Press)

  • Rutgers guard Syessence Davis (15) takes a shot over her shoulder Connecticut defenders forward Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis (23) falls during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Piscataway, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

    Rutgers guard Syessence Davis (15) takes a shot over her shoulder Connecticut defenders forward Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis (23) falls during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Piscataway, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)  (The Associated Press)

Bria Hartley scored a career-high 30 points and Breanna Stewart added 23 to lead top-ranked Connecticut to a 94-64 win over No. 23 Rutgers on Sunday.

UConn (19-0, 6-0 American) has won 25 straight games, the sixth longest streak in school history.

The Huskies raced out to an 18-6 lead in the game's first 5 minutes. Stewart had eight of the team's first 18 points as Connecticut didn't miss many from the field. UConn extended the advantage to 41-20 on the 6-foot-4 sophomore's layup with 4:58 left before Rutgers closed the half with a 9-2 burst to trail 43-29 at the half.

Rutgers (13-4, 4-2) cut it to 12 before UConn put it away behind Stewart and Hartley.

Freshman Tyler Scaife scored a season-high 22 points and Kahleah Copper added 20 for the Scarlet Knights.