Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis had the third triple-double in Connecticut history as the Huskies moved into their 21st consecutive NCAA regional semifinal with a 91-52 rout of St. Joseph's on Tuesday night at Storrs, Conn.
Mosqueda-Lewis had 20 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists, to lead five players in double figures for the top-ranked Huskies (36-0), who won their 42nd straight game.
Breanna Stewart added 21 points and 11 rebounds, and Bria Hartley also chipped in 20 points for the defending national champions, who are trying to win a record ninth NCAA tournament. Mosqueda-Lewis made eight of her 14 shots, three of five from three-point range.
Erin Shields and Sarah Fairbanks each had 12 points to lead St. Joseph's (23-10).
Connecticut will face 12th-seeded Brigham Young on Saturday in the regional semifinal at Lincoln, Neb. The Cougars upset Nebraska in the second round, sparing the Huskies a date with the Cornhuskers on their home court.
at Maryland 69, Texas 64: Alyssa Thomas scored all 16 of her points in the second half, and the Terrapins (26-6) squeezed past the cold-shooting Longhorns (22-12) to reach the Sweet 16 for the third consecutive year. Maryland committed 16 turnovers and had to hang on after an 8-0 Texas run cut the lead to 65-64 with 43 seconds left.
at North Carolina 62, Michigan State 53: Freshman Diamond DeShields had 24 points and a season-high 12 rebounds to lead the Tar Heels (26-9) over the Spartans (23-10). North Carolina had a 14-0 run early in the second half to build a 26-point lead.
at Penn State 83, Florida 61: Maggie Lucas and Dara Taylor each scored 22 points to lead the Nittany Lions (24-7) into a matchup against Stanford. Lucas, the two-time Big Ten player of the year, surpassed the 2,500 career-point milestone. Kayla Lewis led the 11th-seeeded Gators (20-13) with 20 points and nine rebounds. Jaterra Bonds scored 14.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times