STORRS, Conn. (AP) Katie Lou Samuelson scored 19 points and No. 2 UConn opened its quest for a 12th national title on Sunday with an 85-53 rout of Ohio State.
Crystal Dangerfield had 18 points, Napheesa Collier added 17 and Megan Walker chipped in with 15 as the Huskies won their season opener for the 23rd straight year.
Carly Santoro had 20 points for Ohio State (1-2), which had to replace all five starters and its top six scorers from last season's Big Ten championship team.
It was clear early the Buckeyes were overmatched in this game.
Walker stole the ball and went the length of the court for a layup to open the scoring and the Huskies never trailed, shooting 52 percent from the floor.
UConn forced three of Ohio State's 21 turnovers in the first 2 1/2 minutes on a 9-3 run. >> READ MORE
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