‘‘We’re a team that has seen it all,’’ Mulkey said. ‘‘We’re a team that has seen every defense imaginable.’’
The Huskies opened a 27-18 advantage with 3:30 left in the first half before Baylor scored the next eight points. Mosqueda-Lewis was fouled just before the half to make it 29-26 at the break.
Griner scored four points in the first half and Sims had only two as she missed nine of her 10 shots — including her first seven.
‘‘Brittney and Odyssey are two of the finest to ever play the game. But they don’t win it by themselves,’’ Mulkey said. ‘‘We went on a run with Niya Johnson on the floor. We went on a run with Alexis Prince on the floor. Those kids are freshmen that can play.’’
The game capped a weeklong celebration of games in honor of former N.C. State coach Kay Yow, who died in 2009 after a long battle with cancer. Baylor wore pink sneakers while UConn had the same color adorning its uniforms. Mulkey wore a pink jacket and leather pants.
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