The No. 2 UConn Huskies defeated the No. 1 Stanford Cardinal, 61-35, on Saturday in front of a capacity crowd at Maples Pavilion. The loss for Stanford was the first at home since a 2007 second-round tournament game against Florida State, covering an 82-game span.
The Huskies dominated the Cardinal from the opening tip, building a 31-13 halftime lead. Stanford never threatened in the second half, as it couldn't overcome its offensive woes.
UConn held Stanford to a historically bad shooting performance. The Cardinal made just 11 of 57 shots, for an abysmal 19 percent from the field. Turning the ball over 15 times also didn't help as Stanford scored just 34 points on 65 possessions.
Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis led the Huskies with 19 points on 7-of-13 shooting. UConn will now rise to the top spot in the rankings. Stanford falls to 1-8 all time in No. 1 vs. No. 2 matchups.