DAYTON, Ohio — Maya Moore made a 3-pointer from the top of the key for Connecticut’s first basket. Then she hit one from the left corner. Just like that, another Huskies rout was on.

Moore scored 16 of her 25 points in the opening 9 minutes and UConn rolled over Iowa State 74-36 in the Dayton Regional semifinals of the NCAA women’s basketball tournament Sunday.

“Connecticut is certainly as good as advertised,” Iowa State Coach Bill Fennelly said.

Kelly Faris came off the bench to score 16 points and Tina Charles also had 16 for the Huskies (36-0), who extended their unprecedented winning streak to 75 games.

The Huskies have won their first three games in the tournament by a combined 148 points, a tournament record. UConn easily surpassed the previous mark of 131 it set in 2000 and 2001.

Iowa State came in shooting 43 percent from the field but made just 15 of 53 shots for 28 percent. The Cyclones, one of the nation’s top teams from 3-point range, were just 6 of 25 (24 percent) from behind the arc.

Anna Prins scored 10 points for Iowa State (25-8).


FLORIDA STATE 74, MISSISSIPPI STATE 71: Courtney Ward scored six points in the final 38 seconds, helping third-seeded Florida State (29-5) hold off No. 7 seed Mississippi State (21-13) at Dayton, Ohio.

Alysha Harvin had 21 points and Ward finished with 14 as the Seminoles earned their first berth in a regional final.

Chanel Mokango scored 20 points for the Bulldogs (21-13).


OKLAHOMA 77, NOTRE DAME 72: Nyeshia Stevenson made a 3-pointer with 4.4 seconds left in overtime and third-seeded Oklahoma (26-10) knocked off second-seeded Notre Dame (29-6) at Kansas City, Mo., to reach the regional finals for the second year in a row.

Stevenson had 21 points, and Abi Olajuwon added 20 points and 14 rebounds for the Sooners, who lost to Notre Dame in overtime in the second round in 2008.

Melissa Lechlitner had 22 points to lead Notre Dame.


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