BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - 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.
Bria Hartley added 18 points and Stefanie Dolson had all 15 of her points in the first half for the Huskies (30-4), who will face eighth-seeded Kansas State in the second round Monday night. The Wildcats beat Princeton 67-64.
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).