Mosqueda-Lewis thought it would be more beneficial for the third-ranked Huskies to work the ball inside to center Stefanie Dolson. The strategy proved to be effective, but Mosqueda-Lewis also found some space on the perimeter.
Dolson finished with 20 points and eight rebounds and Mosqueda-Lewis added 19 points, four rebounds and five assists to lead UConn to a 76-43 win before 10,324 at the XL Center. Mosqueda-Lewis was 5-of-6 from 3-point range.
The Huskies (19-1, 6-1 Big East) have won 10 straight games and 28 of 30 overall against Villanova.
The Wildcats (16-4, 5-1) entered the game ranked eighth in the nation in scoring defense (50.0). UConn surpassed the mark with 15:53 remaining in the game.
The Huskies opened the game by scoring the first seven points. They added runs of 10-0 and 15-0 in the half.
UConn led by 20 (34-14) with 8:15 left in the first half. The Huskies led by as many 30 in the half.
Jesse Carey led Villanova with nine points (3-of-8 3-pointers). The Wildcats, who missed their first nine 3-pointers, shot 27.6 percent from the field.
STAR OF THE GAME: Stefanie Dolson. She finished with 20 points (8-of-11) and eight rebounds in 21 minutes.
KEYS TO THE WIN: The Huskies had runs of 7-0, 10-0 and 15-0 en route to opening a 44-17 lead at halftime. ... The Huskies were 9-of-21 from 3-point range. Villanova was 7-of-28.
WORTH NOTING: Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis got poked in the eye and then threw a contact lens out of bounds with 9:09 left in the game. ... Mosqueda-Lewis made at least five 3-pointers for the fifth time this season. ... Dolson has scored at least 20 points in three of the last six games. ... Dolson made her fourth career 3-pointer with 7:32 left in the first half. ... Villanova committed just six turnovers.
NEXT: Saturday at St. John's, 2 p.m. (SNY)
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