UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) Crystal Dangerfield scored 22 points to lead six UConn players in double-figures and the Huskies began their run at a seventh consecutive American Athletic Conference Tournament title with a 94-61 rout of Temple in the quarterfinals.
Freshman Aubrey Griffin put up the second double-double of her career, grabbing a season-high 16 rebounds to go with her 15 points off the bench for No. 5 UConn.
Megan Walker (17 points), Anna Makurat (14), Olivia Nelson-Ododa (12) and Christyn Williams (12) all contributed to the balanced scoring attack for the top-seeded Huskies (27-3).
UConn shot 46% from the floor, despite making just five of their 16 shots in the first quarter. They hit 14 of their 26 shots from 3-point range.
Mia Davis had 21 points and Ashley Jones scored 13 for the eighth-seeded Owls.
Jones hit a 3-pointer to open the game and Temple led 9-2 early.
But a layup by Griffin, who came in after Nelson-Ododa picked up two first-quarter fouls, gave the Huskies a 15-13 lead after 10 minutes.
The UConn freshman had 12 points and 10 rebounds by halftime. >> Read more
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