Griner, who came into the game averaging 19 points, 7.7 blocks and 7.3 rebounds against UConn, passed LaToya Thomas of Mississippi State to move into eighth on the women's career scoring list. The last player to reach 3,000 points was Connecticut forward Maya Moore, who attended Monday night's game.
Mosqueda-Lewis finished with 26 points and a career-high 15 rebounds to lead the Huskies.
"She was phenomenal," Auriemma said.
UConn jumped out to a quick 12-2 lead much to the delight of the sellout crowd of 16,294 that was whipped into a frenzy with every Huskies basket. The Lady Bears rallied behind Griner, who was more of a passer than a scorer over the first 20 minutes. She'd catch the ball and quickly draw three UConn defenders before dishing it down low for an easy layup for a teammate.
"We're a team that has seen it all," Mulkey said. "We're a team that has seen every defense imaginable."
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