STORRS, Conn. (AP) – Morgan Tuck had 26 points and eight assists as No. 1 UConn began its drive toward a 10th national title and third in a row with an 89-33 rout of St. Francis, Brooklyn on Saturday night.
Tuck, who outscored the Terriers 20-14 by herself in the first half, made 12 of her 13 shots from the floor for the Huskies (33-1), who won their 32nd consecutive game. Breanna Stewart hit eight of her 10 shots, and finished with 17 points and 10 rebounds.
Sarah Benedetti, who grew up about 40 miles away in Canton, Connecticut, had 13 points for St. Francis (15-19).
The Huskies shot 70 percent from the floor and held the Terriers to just 22 percent and 13 baskets.
The Huskies are now 23-2 in the opening round, where they have not lost since 1993.
They will face former Big East rival Rutgers in the second round on Monday.
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