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No. 4 UConn women beat No. 23 Rutgers 49-34

By Doug Feinberg

Associated Press

Published: Sunday, March 4 2012 8:45 p.m. MST

Connecticut's Kelly Faris, bottom, holds possession of the ball while pressured by Rutgers' Khadijah Rushdan, top left, and Betnijah Laney, right, in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinals of the Big East women's tournament in Hartford, Conn., Sunday, March 4, 2012.

Jessica Hill, Associated Press

HARTFORD, Conn. — Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 15 of her 17 points in the first half and fourth-ranked Connecticut beat No. 23 Rutgers 49-34 on Sunday night in the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament.

The third-seeded Huskies (27-4) will face second-seed St. John's in the semifinals Monday night. The Red Storm ended the Huskies' 99-game home winning streak on Feb. 18. UConn then proceeded to lose to No. 3 Notre Dame last Monday night, marking the first time in 19 years the Huskies lost consecutive home games.

With the victory, UConn (27-4) avoided seeing two more of its streaks end. The Huskies still haven't lost consecutive games in 19 years. They also haven't been beaten three straight times at home since that same season.

Erica Wheeler scored 13 points to lead Rutgers (22-9).

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