TRENTON, N.J. – It took almost a half for the UConn express to get rolling, and once it did Cal couldn't stop it.
Connecticut freshman Tiffany Hayes scored a career-high 28 points as the undefeated Huskies beat fourth-seeded California 77-53 on Sunday to advance to their 14th regional final in the last 16 seasons.
The Huskies will face the winner of Arizona State and Texas A&M on Tuesday night with a trip to the Final Four at stake.
UConn (36-0) continued its march toward the school's third perfect season.
Ashley Walker scored 21 to lead California (27-7), which was making its first trip to the regionals after blowing out Fresno State and Virginia in the first two rounds.