Huskies Deal South Carolina First Loss

CBS Connecticut

DOUG FEINBERG  AP Basketball Writer

STORRS, Conn. (AP) _ 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.

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 71/2 minutes in before UConn took over. The Huskies scored the next 13 points to blow the game open. Jefferson got it started with a three-point play. Morgan Tuck and Mosqueda-Lewis added 3-pointers as UConn led 28-18.

Bianca Cuevas hit a floater with 8:48 left to end the drought for South Carolina, but it was short-lived. The Huskies scored the next eight to take command.

The Huskies led by 16 at the half and South Carolina could only get within 10 the rest of…

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