STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn left no doubt who the best team in the country is.
Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 23 points and Breanna Stewart added 22 to help No. 2 UConn beat top-ranked South Carolina 87-62 on Monday night.
“I think it speaks for itself,” Stewart said.
Still, there is a lot of basketball left to be played before the Final Four in Tampa this year. And, coach Geno Auriemma knows that he could see the Gamecocks again.
“I think this was one night, one game in February,” Auriemma said. “They are going to be playing deep into the NCAA tournament. I told Dawn (Staley), I hope we play them in Tampa. That would be pretty special.”
This was the 54th meeting between the top two teams in the nation, and the 20th time that the Huskies have been involved in that matchup. They improved to 17-3 in those games.
Moriah Jefferson had 16 points for the Huskies (23-1), who improved to 17-3 in matchups between the top two teams in the poll.
The teams traded baskets early and South Carolina (22-1) led 18-15 7