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Fred Beckham, Associated Press
South Florida's Sasha Bernard drives past Connecticut's Stephanie Dolson during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Hartford, Conn., on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012.

HARTFORD, Conn. — Tiffany Hayes scored 33 points and No. 3 Connecticut won its 97th consecutive at home, beating South Florida 77-62 on Saturday.

Stefanie Dolson tied a season high with 22 points and added 18 rebounds for UConn (19-2, 8-1 Big East).

Hayes, coming off a 35-point performance at Syracuse on Wednesday, had back-to-back 30-point games for the first time in her career. It was her 10th consecutive game in double figures and 18th this season.

Caitlin Rowe had a career-high 20 points and Inga Orekhova added 16 for South Florida (12-10, 4-4).

Connecticut was up by just one point early in the second half before using a 17-5 run to take control.

The win was the 790th in UConn coach Geno Auriemma's career.