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Louisville guard Bria Smith missed her second straight game because of tendinitis in her knees.

Moriah Jefferson added a career-high 18 points for the Huskies, who improved to 8-0 against Top 25 teams, including victories over six of the top 10. They’ve won those games by an average of 21 points.

“They are the greatest team in the country right now,” said Shoni Schimmel. “They are a hard team to guard. They do what they do best and that’s score.”

The only currently ranked team left on UConn’s schedule is a rematch against Louisville on the first Monday in March.

“We’re going to learn from this game,” added Schimmel. “We’ll get them back at our place and have all our pieces. We’re looking forward to play them again.” The only currently ranked team left on UConn’s schedule is a rematch against Louisville on the first Monday in March.

Louisville hasn’t had much success against UConn, losing 14 of the past 15 meetings, including twice with the national championship on the line.

Sunday’s game was the annual Play4Kay game in honor of former N.C. State coach Kay Yow, who died of cancer in 2009. UConn wore uniforms with pink trim and all the fans were given pink pompoms. The Huskies were auctioning off their uniforms after the game for the charity.

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