UConn women beat St. John's, make Big East final

DOUG FEINBERG AP Basketball Writer Published:

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Stefanie Dolson scored 23 points and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis added 22 to help fourth-ranked Connecticut rout No. 13 St. John's 74-43 on Monday night in the semifinals of the Big East tournament.

The Huskies will play No. 3 Notre Dame in the championship game Tuesday night. The Irish routed West Virginia 73-45 in the first semifinal. The teams have met five times in the title game and UConn has come out on top each time.

Connecticut (28-4) gained a measure of revenge on the Red Storm on Monday night. St. John's ended UConn's 99-game home winning streak when the two teams played on Feb. 18. That victory also propelled the Red Storm (22-9) into the Top 25 two days later and they've been climbing the rankings ever since. They reached their highest ever on Monday when the jumped up five spots to 13th.