By Carl Adamec
There will be a new No. 1 team in women’s basketball when the Associated Press poll is released Monday.
Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 19 points as No. 2 Connecticut routed top-ranked Stanford 61-35 Saturday before a stunned sellout crowd at Maples Pavilion.
The Huskies (11-0) will move into the top spot in the AP rankings for the first time since the final poll of 2010-11 prior to the NCAA tournament. UConn also ended Stanford’s 82-game home winning streak.
UConn led 31-13 at halftime. Stanford (11-1) cut the gap to 15 on a pair of Bonnie Samuelson 3-pointers with 11:37 left, but the Huskies answered with six straight points to regain command.
Stefanie Dolson was outstanding with 10 points and 14 rebounds while defending Stanford All-American Chiney Ogwumike. Kelly Faris and Bria Hartley had 10 points each while Breanna Stewart had nine. Ogwumike had 18 points and 13 rebounds but was just 6-for-22 from the floor.
UConn wraps up its west-coast trip Monday with a game at Oregon (2-9).