Nebraska must have been feeling pretty good early in this one, even after ending the first quarter down five.
UConn (3-0) was only ahead 14-13 late in the first quarter. But a 5-1 run in the final 1:15 kept Cornhuskers at bay.
The second quarter started with an 11-2 UConn run and, as we have seen so many times before, the game started to slip away from the hands of the Huskies' opponent.
Still, Nebraska likely walked into the locker room at the half believing they took top-ranked UConn's best punch. It was more of a game than most thought it might be, with the Huskies only up 16.
Unfortunately, things wouldn't get any better for Nebraska.
Never comfortable with a lead of any size, Geno Auriemma's Huskies opened the second half determined to put the game out of reach, scoring 16 unanswered to extend the lead to 30 by the end of the third quarter.
Breanna Stewart once again led the charge with 25 points as the Huskies claimed a 88-46 victory at the XL Center on Saturday afternoon. She was 10-for-11 from the floor with 10 rebounds in her 26th career double-double. Stewart has scored at least 24 points in the past three games.
Katie Lou Samuelson made her presence felt with 14 points- a career high for the freshman. Classmate Napheesa Collier was a perfect 5-of-5 from the field with 10 points. Soniya Chong also contributed 10 points off the bench as no other Husky starter scored in double figures.
Senior Moriah Jefferson scored seven points and notched five assists.
Next up for UConn will be Tennessee-Chattanooga on Monday at 6:30 p.m. The Mocs are coming off a two-point loss at No. 4 Tennessee last week. According to reports, Georgetown transfer Natalie Butler will make her UConn debut in this game.
Two days later the Huskies will travel to Chicago to take on DePaul before a big matchup with No. 3 Notre Dame on Saturday at the XL Center.