HARTFORD, Conn. -- Bria Hartley scored 20 of her 25 points before halftime and top-ranked UConn routed UC Davis 97-37 on Thursday night.
Breanna Stewart had 19 points, 13 rebounds and five assists for the Huskies (10-0), who were playing with just six scholarship players because of injuries. It was the Huskies' final tuneup before a showdown later this month with No. 2 Duke.
Sydnee Fipps scored 13 points and Kelsey Harris had 12 to lead UC Davis (2-5).
The Huskies used an early 22-0 run to break the game open and led by 43 points at halftime.
Hartley outscored UC Davis 20-17 by herself in the first half. The senior guard was 8 of 9 from the floor during the game, including all five she attempted from 3-point range. Hartley became the 19th player at UConn to reach 1,500 points in her career.
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