ORLANDO, Fla. — Stefanie Dolson scored 25 points to lead top-ranked UConn to a 77-49 victory over Central Florida on Wednesday that spoiled Knights’ American Athletic Conference home debut.
The 6-foot-5 senior made her first six shots and the Huskies (14-0, 1-0 AAC) hit 11 consecutive shots to turn a 7-3 deficit–their largest of the season–into a 33-18 lead on Bria Hartley’s 3-pointer with 10 minutes remaining in the first half. UConn led 46-22 at halftime and no fewer than 18 the rest of the way.
Breanna Stewart added 11 points in the Huskies’ 19th straight win.
Briahanna Jackson scored eight of Central Florida’s first 10 points, including a 3-pointer with 15:16 that gave the Knights (8-5, 1-1) their last lead at 10-7. She was held to two points the rest of the first half, but finished with 28 points. Zykira Lewis added 10.