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No. 2 UConn women rout UCF 100-45 for 16th straight win

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 23 points and second-ranked Connecticut won its 16th straight game by routing Central Florida 100-45 on Wednesday night.

Breanna Stewart added 17 points, and Moriah Jefferson and Gabby Williams each scored 15 as the Huskies (17-1, 7-0 American Athletic Conference) reached 100 points for the second time this season. They fell two points shy of their opening-night total against UC-Davis.

UConn shot 71.4 percent (25 for 35) from the field to build a 61-18 halftime lead, matching its season high for points in a half. The Huskies also scored 61 in the first half against Tulsa on Jan. 7.

Zykira Lewis led UCF (6-12, 2-5) with 15 points, and Aliyah Gregory scored 11.

Stewart, who played only 17 minutes, hit four of her first five shots and needed just 7 minutes to reach double figures.

Mosqueda-Lewis made three of her four attempts from 3-point range and scored 15 in the first half. She finished with five 3s and led an unselfish Huskies team in assists with five.

UConn had nine players with at least one assist and finished with 25 assists on its 42 field goals.

Jefferson was perfect from the field for the second straight game, going 7 for 7. She has hit her last 13 attempts.

With the starters on the bench most of the second half, UConn’s field goal percentage dropped to 60 percent (42 of 70) for the game. But that was still plenty for the Huskies to post their fourth consecutive victory of 34 points or more.

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TIP-INS

Connecticut: Kiah Stokes posted her third straight game and fourth in the last five with seven blocks. … Morgan Tuck had 10 points.

Central Florida: Zykira Lewis, the conference’s leading scorer at 20.6 points per game, was 6 for 29 from the field. … The Knights fell to 0-14 against nationally ranked teams since Joi Williams became coach in 2007. … Fifi Ndour scored 10 points.

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Connecticut plays at Cincinnati on Sunday.

Central Florida travels to SMU on Sunday.

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