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No. 1 UConn's defense stifles Cincinnati in 86-29 win

Bria Hartley and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis each scored 17 points to help No. 1 Connecticut rout Cincinnati 86-29 on Saturday.

Hartley added a career-high six steals for the Huskies (23-0, 10 American Athletic Conference), who jumped out to a 41-11 halftime lead and never looked back.

Cincinnati, missing leading scorer Dayeesha Hollins for the remainder of the season due to a knee injury, took a 5-3 lead two minutes into the game before Connecticut took over for good. The Bearcats pulled within three before the Huskies went on a 22-0 run to break the game open.

UConn held Cincinnati (9-12, 2-8) scoreless for 11 minutes and 22 seconds in which the Bearcats missed 11 shots and turned the ball over nine times.

The win was the Huskies' 10th straight over Cincinnati and extended their current win streak to 29 games. Cincinnati has now lost two straight.