The UConn Huskies lead the Penn State Lady Lions, 43-29, after the first half in the Sweet 16 of the 2012 NCAA Women's Tournament from the Ryan Center in Providence, Rhode Island.
UConn dominated the first eight minutes of play and built a 22-8 lead. The Lady Lions clawed back into the game by going on their own 13-4 run over the next four minutes. The Huskies responded with another run and closed out the half with a double-digit lead. UConn shot above the 50% mark from the field in the first half while holding Penn State to 31.3% shooting.
UConn was led by Bria Hartley with 11 points in the first half. Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis chipped in 10 points for the Huskies. Penn State was paced by 9 points by Alex Bentley and Mia Nickson in the first half.