Lincoln, NE (SportsNetwork.com) - Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis netted 17 points and grabbed seven rebounds to help lead her unbeaten and top-seeded Connecticut Huskies over the third-seeded Texas A&M Aggies, 69-54, in the Lincoln regional final at Pinnacle Bank Arena to earn a trip to the Final Four.
Stefanie Dolson was close to recording a triple-double for UConn (38-0) with 14 points, 10 rebounds and eight blocked shots. Bria Hartley also notched 14 points in the win, while Breanna Stewart tallied 13 points and Moriah Jefferson added 11 with six rebounds and seven assists. The Huskies will face the winner of North Carolina and Stanford in the Final Four on April 6.
Courtney Walker scored a team-high 14 points in the loss for Texas A&M (27-9), while Courtney Williams contributed 13 points and six rebounds. Jordan Jones added 12 points with a team-high seven boards.
It was a rough first half for Texas A&M going against top-seeded UConn. The Aggies shot a dismal 28.9 percent from the floor in the frame, and went 0-of-4 from 3-point range. UConn connected on 50 percent of its field goal tries in the half, and took a 34-23 lead as the teams broke for the intermission.
The Huskies didn't let up much in the second half, netting 46.2 percent of their shots. The Aggies improved to 43.3 percent shooting from the field, but could do nothing to cancel out UConn's already large lead.
UConn had the edge in points in the paint, 39-22, and outscored Texas A&M from beyond the arc, 21-6. The Huskies had an extremely quiet night from the bench, though, as not one reserve player recorded a shot or free-throw attempt in the entire contest.