Connecticut's youngest players have the Huskies back in an old and familiar spot.
Freshmen Breanna Stewart, Moriah Jefferson and Morgan Tuck combined for 35 points as UConn (32-4) advanced to their eighth straight regional final with a 76-50 blowout over Maryland on Saturday.
''I think we were 16 for 28 from the floor, our freshmen,'' UConn coach Geno Auriemma said. ''One turnover between the three of them. I thought they were the key to the game today for sure.''
Stewart and sophomore Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis each had 17 points to lead the Huskies. Stewart also had eight rebounds and four blocked shots.
Jefferson made several key defensive stops and her two fast-break layups capped a 9-0 run to start the second half, giving UConn a 44-26 lead and control of the game.
''We got in a nice offensive flow,'' she said. ''Once the transition game came, then the offensive flow was right there.''
Her layup midway throug...