Stewart scored 20 points. The sensational sophomore was the most outstanding player of the tournament.
Stewart's three-point play started a 12-2 run to close the first half. She had seven points during the burst as UConn led 40-22 at the break.
"She's tough to guard. She made a few shots that are big-time shots," Walz said. "I got no problem with that."
With the victory, UConn (34-0) becomes the 14th team to enter the NCAA tournament without a loss. It's the sixth time that the Huskies have accomplished that feat. They've gone on to win the national championship four of those years.
Bria Hartley added 16 points and Stefanie Dolson had 10 points and 16 rebounds for the Huskies, who have won 40 straight games — the third-longest streak in school history. It was the third straight game that UConn put a team away by the end of the first half.
"I think things are definitely clicking," Dolson said. "We went out there and played extremely well as a team and executed on offense and played great defense. The NCAA is coming up and every team is getting better. We can't stay complacent and not better ourselves. I'm extremely excited we won, but we got to keep getting better from here."
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