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Rainier Ehrhardt, Associated Press
Connecticut's Kelly Faris (34) looks to shoot as College of Charleston's Jazz Green (3) defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011, in Charleston, S.C.

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Bria Hartley scored 15 points and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis added 13 as No. 2 Connecticut bounced back from a rare regular season loss with a 72-24 victory over the College of Charleston on Wednesday night.

The Huskies' defense befuddled Charleston (2-8). The Cougars made just seven of their 49 shots (14 percent) and turned the ball over 24 times. Charleston's 24 points were just four away from the best defensive effort ever by the Huskies (10-1).

But Connecticut's offense didn't look crisp. They shot just 44 percent, committed 14 turnovers and had their lowest scoring first half of the season with just 27 points.

The Huskies were coming off a 66-61 loss to No. 1 Baylor on Sunday and now haven't lost back-to-back games since March 1993.