Faris, who had made 6 of 11 threes coming into the game, and Banks, shooting 38 percent from beyond the arc, combined to make all six three-point attempts.

"I don't know anyone who works harder or deserves things more than [Faris] does," Auriemma said. "There is always going to be a place for her on any team at any level."

Dolson shot 7 of 8 in the first half, most shots from in the shadow of the rim, set up by a perfect pass. UConn had 13 first-half assists.

Sibling Rivalry

Not only was this UConn vs. Colgate, it was UConn President Susan Herbst vs. Colgate President Jeffrey Herbst.

Yes, brother and sister.

"It wasn't until after the fact [the scheduling of the game] did I realize it would be a Herbst vs. Herbst WWE Smackdown," Auriemma said.

Auriemma joked Tuesday that his boss had been in constant contact about what's at stake.

"I've already gotten more than a few memos from our fearless leader about what she wants the score to be," Auriemma said. "I'm under a little bit of pressure. It will be interesting. You never know. Susan may leave in a couple of years and he may be the next president of UConn."

The presidents exchanged team jerseys in a ceremony before the opening tip.

Hartley was awarded a ceremonial basketball for scoring her 1,000th career point, which she did in last season's Final Four. … Stanford and UConn have extended their home-and-home series through 2014-15. The teams will open next season in Connecticut on Nov. 10, 2013.