HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Barbara Turner and Jessica Moore each scored 14 points to lead Connecticut (No. 12 ESPN/USA Today, No. 13 AP) to a 64-47 win over Seton Hall on Saturday.
The Huskies (12-4, 5-0 Big East) extended their winning streak over the Pirates to 21 games while dominating inside, outscoring the Pirates 34-14 in the paint. UConn freshman Charde Houston had a career-high 13 rebounds and the Huskies finished with a 40-27 edge on the boards.Ashley Bush tied a career-high with 22 points to lead the Pirates (10-8, 2-5).UConn held the Pirates to 30.9 percent shooting. Houston had three of UConn's eight steals, and the Huskies recorded 11 blocked shots.Turner played 18 minutes, her longest stretch since returning from a foot injury that kept her out four games. She was leading the team with 13.4 points a game before the injury. The junior forward quickly found her form against Seton Hall, scoring with strong moves in the post.Her layup late in the first half put UConn up by 12 and gave her 1,000 career points. She became the 25th UConn player to reach the mark.The Pirates cut the lead to seven on a pair of free throws by Bush, but Turner scored the last six points of the first half to give UConn a 35-26 lead at the break.The Huskies needed that cushion as they stumbled through the opening minutes of the second half. UConn had 10 turnovers in the first 13 minutes of the period and shot 38 percent for the half. The Pirates didn't fare much better. Both teams shot a combined 8-of-29 during that stretch.