Breanna Stewart, top-ranked UConn overwhelms Tulane 96-38
NEW ORLEANS (AP) Breanna Stewart made her first seven shots in a 20-point performance and No. 1 UConn easily remained unbeaten with a 96-38 victory over Tulane on Wednesday night.
Moriah Jefferson scored 16 points, Gabby Williams 15 and Katie Lou Samuelson 14 for the Huskies (21-0, 11-0 American Athletic Conference), who led wire-to-wire and won by at least 40 points for the 14th time this season.
Tulane struggled to match up with the quick, lanky and accurate Stewart, whose 6-foot-4 height and long arms allowed her to shoot easily over defenders who lost track of her for even a moment before she received a pass.
Her first three baskets were mid-range, catch-and-shoot jumpers on UConn's first three possessions. She left the game in the third quarter with her team up by 55.
Leslie Vorpahl scored 11 for Tulane (15-7, 6-4), which shot a season-worst 28.8 percent (15 of 52).