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UConn Women Beat Providence 68-38

Maya Moore,, Stefanie Dolson, Kelly Faris, Caroline Doty

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Freshman Stefanie Dolson matched her career-high with 21 points and Maya Moore scored 11 with a career-high nine assists to lead No. 2 Connecticut to a 68-38 victory over Providence on Saturday.

The Huskies (24-1, 12-0 Big East) won their 12th consecutive game since a Dec. 30 loss to Stanford that ended their NCAA-record 90-game winning streak. Providence (11-12, 4-7) has lost to UConn 26 straight times since 1993.

Dolson was named the Big East rookie of the week after reaching a career-high with 21 points against DePaul last Saturday. She matched it just a week later.

Moore played just 23 minutes, sitting most of the second half as coach Geno Auriemma rested his starters for upcoming games against No. 14 Oklahoma on Monday and No. 8 Notre Dame next Saturday. Moore finished with 2,769 career points and needs 11 more to surpass Louisville’s Angel McCoughtry as the No. 1 scorer in Big East history.

UConn led 8-4 after four minutes before scoring the next six points and then added a 12-1 run to make it 32-7. It was 41-12 at halftime.

Teya Wright scored nine points with 10 rebounds for Providence, which wore pink uniforms to raise awareness about breast cancer.