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No. 3 UConn hands No. 4 Duke first loss 79-49

Published January 21. 2013 9:00PM   Updated January 21. 2013 9:11PM

Storrs — Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 21 points while Kelly Faris added 18 points and 12 rebounds to help No. 3 UConn beat No. 4 Duke 79-49 on Monday night, handing the Blue Devils their first loss of the season.

Duke was the last unbeaten team in men’s or women’s Division I basketball. The last time the Blue Devils came up to Connecticut two years ago they were also unbeaten and the Huskies had one loss. UConn won that game 87-51.

For 20 minutes the Blue Devils hung tough with UConn. That quickly changed in the second half. UConn (17-1) held a two-point lead at halftime and jumped right out on Duke in the second half. After trading baskets, the Huskies scored 20 of the next 25 points to take over.

The Blue Devils (16-1) never could recover.  

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