BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Freshman Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 21 points to help top-seeded Connecticut beat Prairie View A&M 83-47 on Saturday in the opening round of the NCAA women’s basketball tournament.
Mosqueda-Lewis matched the school record set by Jamelle Elliott in 1993 for points by a Huskies player in her first tournament game.
The Huskies hadn’t played in 11 days since winning the BIG EAST championship game on March 6. They showed little rust on offense, but took a half to get back to playing their superior defensive. Connecticut leads the nation in scoring defense, giving up just under 46 points per game.
Latia Williams scored 20 points to lead 16th-seeded Prairie View (17-16).