Short-handed No. 5 UConn routs Seton Hall 103-58

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SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — Aubrey Griffin and Dorka Juhasz each scored 22 points while Aaliyah Edwards added 21 to help short-handed No. 5 UConn rout Seton Hall 103-58 on Tuesday night.

The Huskies (16-2, 9-0 Big East) once again only dressed eight players because of injuries. Lou Lopez Senechal added 17 points for the Huskies.

After a back-and-forth start to the game, UConn took control with a 17-2 run to end the quarter and take a commanding 25-9 lead.

Seton Hall’s star guard Lauran Park-Lane was subbed out with 2:04 remaining in the first half after picking up her third foul and her team trailing 41-20. By halftime, the Huskies were up 50-22.

Park-Lane, the diminutive guard, who leads the team in scoring with 20.1 points per game, was just 1-of-10 in the first half. She finished with nine points and six rebounds.

UConn led by as many as 41 in the third quarter. It was 77-42 after 30 minutes.

Seton Hall (13-6, 6-3 Big East) was led by Jala Jordan, who scored 19 points and grabbed five rebounds.

BIG PICTURE

Seton Hall: Like the rest of the Big East, the Pirates are chasing the Huskies. However, with Preseason All-Big East members Park-Lane and Sidney Cooks, Seton Hall is a team that looks poised to make the postseason, fighting for an NCAA Tournament at-large bid.

UConn: How the Huskies will do long-term has a lot to do with how healthy they can get. Freshman Ayanna Patterson (concussion) was injured in UConn’s win at Xavier on Jan. 5. Sophomore Caroline Ducharme (concussion), sophomore Azzi Fudd (knee), junior Paige Bueckers (knee) and freshman Ice Brady (knee) also are out.

SCHEDULING SHAKEUP

The game was supposed to take place on Thursday but was moved to Tuesday after Connecticut had to do some reshuffling of its schedule due to injuries. The Huskies had to postpone their game against DePaul on Jan. 8 to Jan. 23, when they only had six healthy players available. The Big East requires teams to have seven available players.

UP NEXT

UConn: Host Butler on Saturday.

Seton Hall: At Marquette on Sunday.