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No. 3 UConn takes care of South Florida

Jan 29, 2012 - 1:31 AM Hartford, CT (Sports Network) - Tiffany Hayes recorded a double-double with a game-high 33 points to go with 10 rebounds as No. 3 UConn defeated South Florida, 77-62, at XL Center on Saturday.

Stefanie Dolson added a double-double of her own with 22 points and 18 rebounds as UConn (19-2, 8-1 Big East) improved to 14-0 at home and have now won seven straight.

Caitlin Rowe had 20 points for South Florida (12-9, 4-3) and Inga Orekhova chipped in 16 points and five boards.

Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis capped a 12-0 run for the Huskies, hitting a three- pointer to put her team on top 26-17 with 8:21 to play in the first half.

South Florida was able to keep it close as it held UConn to 2-of-10 shooting from beyond the arc in the first half and entered intermission trailing 36-33.

UConn began to pull away in the second as a Dolson jumper capped a 12-3 run and the Huskies took a 50-40 lead with 14:29 to play.

The Huskies were able to keep South Florida at bay despite a 4-for-20 mark from beyond the three-point line.