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Tina Charles

Breanna Stewart, top-ranked UConn overwhelm Tulane 96-38

It took UConn star Breanna Stewart all of 11 seconds to recognize a soft spot in Tulane's zone defense and start exploiting it to devastating effect.

"The middle was wide open and that 10- to 15-foot jump shot — I like shooting that, especially from the middle," Stewart said. "To be able to come in and knock down those shots, if they kept giving them to me, I was going to keep shooting."

Stewart made her first seven shots in a 20-point performance and top-ranked UConn easily remained unbeaten with a 96-38 victory over Tulane on Wednesday night.

Stewart moved into second in career scoring at UConn with 2,351 points, five ahead of Tina Charles,...