Posted: Tuesday April 9, 2013 9:49 PM

UConn races to 48-29 halftime lead vs. Louisville

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Breanna Stewart scored in seemingly every way possible, racking up 18 points as Connecticut raced to a 48-29 halftime lead over Louisville in the women's NCAA championship game.

With a tip-in with 7:04 left in the first half, Stewart also surpassed former UConn star Maya Moore for the most points by a freshman in the NCAA tournament since 2000 according to STATS LLC.

Sara Hammond had 11 points for Louisville, which had strung together upsets against Baylor, Tennessee and California to reach the title game, but saw its hopes for one last magical win dwindling as the teams went to the locker room.

Louisville is trying become the first team since UConn in 2004 to win both the men's and women's titles in the same year.
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