UConn women beat Rutgers 91-55, advance to Sweet 16

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STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 23 points to lead No. 1 UConn to a 91-55 rout of Rutgers on Geno Auriemma’s 61st birthday, putting the Huskies into the NCAA Tournament’s regional semifinals for the 22nd consecutive season.

Moriah Jefferson added 19 points and Morgan Tuck had 16 points, seven rebounds and seven assists for the Huskies (34-1), who won their 33rd consecutive game and 79th in 80 tries.

The Huskies, who hope to win their 10th national championship and third in row, are now 99-17 all-time in the NCAA Tournament, face Texas next week in Albany.

Tyler Scaife had 16 points for eighth-seeded Rutgers (23-10), which was in its first NCAA Tournament since 2012 and has not made it past the second round since 2009.

UConn had a 20-point lead at the half and ran away from Rutgers after the Scarlet Knights lost guard Briyona Canty to a knee injury less than two minutes into the second half.