Connecticut meets Houston in AAC quarters
Connecticut (16-16, 7-12) vs. No. 1 seed Houston (29-2, 16-2)
American Athletic Conference Tournament Quarterfinals, FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee; Friday, 11 a.m. EDT
Hot-shooting UConn defeats South Florida 80-73
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — UConn's success in March continued in the opening round of the American Athletic Conference tournament thanks to accurate first-half shooting that spread into the early...
Connecticut meets USF in AAC tourney
No. 9 seed Connecticut (15-16, 6-12) vs. No. 8 seed South Florida (19-12, 8-10)
American Athletic Conference Tournament First Round, FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee; Thursday, 12 p.m....
Adams returns to spark UConn over ECU, 82-73
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — After missing seven games with a sprained ligament in his knee, Connecticut senior guard Jalen Adams was adamant about playing Sunday.
UConn downs East Carolina, 82-73
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Tyler Polley scored 16 of his 19 points in the second half to lift Connecticut to an 82-73 win over East Carolina on Sunday in the American Athletic Conference season...
ECU seeks revenge on Connecticut
Connecticut (14-16, 5-12) vs. East Carolina (10-19, 3-14)
Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum, Greenville, North Carolina; Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Shizz Alston Jr. told himself he wasn't going to let Temple's NCAA Tournament bubble burst against UConn.
The senior scored a career-high 34 points, leading the Owls...
Temple looks to sweep Connecticut
Temple (21-8, 11-5) vs. Connecticut (14-15, 5-11)
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion, Storrs, Connecticut; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Temple goes for the season sweep over Connecticut...
USF, Connecticut look to end streaks
South Florida (18-10, 7-8) vs. Connecticut (13-15, 4-11)
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion, Storrs, Connecticut; Sunday, 12 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: South Florida looks to extend Connecticut's...
Cincinnati holds off UConn 64-60 to keep pace in AAC race
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Cane Broome grew up dreaming of hitting a big shot at the XL Center.
The local kid did that on Sunday, draining a late 3-pointer that helped Cincinnati to a 64-60 road...
Cincy looks to extend streak vs Connecticut
Cincinnati (22-4, 11-2) vs. Connecticut (13-13, 4-9)
XL Center, Hartford, Connecticut; Sunday, 2 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Cincy looks for its seventh straight win in the head-to-head...
McMurray scores 25, SMU pulls away to beat UConn 77-59
DALLAS (AP) — Jahmal McMurray drove for three straight layups in a 12-2 run late in the first half, and SMU went on to beat UConn 77-59 on Thursday night.
Carlton’s double-double leads UConn to 76-52 win over ECU
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — UConn coach Dan Hurley benched senior star Jalen Adams early in the second half and the rest of his Huskies responded by routing East Carolina.
Sophomore forward Josh Carlton had his best night in a Connecticut uniform, scoring 20 points and grabbing 16 rebounds in a 76-52 win over the Pirates on Sunday.
"Anytime we can, we want Jalen on the floor, but having all the young guys out on the floor was very, very nice," Carlton said.
UConn backcourt leads Huskies past Wichita State, 80-60
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — When UConn is getting good guard play, the Huskies are hard to beat.
Christian Vital scored 21 points and Jalen Adams added 19 points and 12 rebounds Saturday to lead the Huskies to an 80-60 win over Wichita State in the American Athletic Conference.
The pair combined for 16 baskets on 29 shots (55 percent), 17 boards, eight assists and just one turnover, by Adams.
Adams scores 31 to lead UConn to 87-71 win over Tulane
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn hasn't had many comfortable wins in conference play over the past two seasons, but the Huskies showed Saturday they can dominate when they are clicking.
Jalen Adams scored a season-high 31 points and UConn beat Tulane 87-71. Josh Carlton and Christian Vital each added 18 points for the Huskies (11-8, 2-4 American Athletic Conference), who snapped a two-game losing skid.
Adams, Gilbert help UConn end losing streak, beat SMU 76-64
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn coach Dan Hurley woke up Thursday to a text message from guard Jalen Adams. UConn's star wanted to let his coach know that he was locked in and ready for a fight.
Adams scored 21 points, Alterique Gilbert added 19 and UConn snapped a three-game losing streak with a 76-64 win over SMU on Thursday night.
Christian Vital chipped in with 11 points and seven rebounds for the Huskies (10-6, 1-2 American Athletic Conference), who had lost their first two conference games.
Dawkins scores 23 points and UCF beats UConn on the road
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Aubrey Dawkins has waited for two years, through a transfer and a season-ending injury, for a chance to make an impact at UCF.
The coach's son scored a season-high 23 points on Saturday, including 16 in the second half, to lead the Knights to their sixth straight win, a 65-53 victory over UConn.
B.J. Taylor added 12 points for UCF (12-2, 2-0 American), which won on the Huskies home floor for the first time in program history.
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USF wins 7th straight by beating UConn 76-68
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Laquincy Rideau had 25 points, David Collins overcame foul trouble to add 17 key second-half points, and South Florida battled back from a double-digit deficit to beat UConn 76-68 Wednesday night in the American Athletic Conference opener for both teams.
USF (11-2, 1-0) also got 12 points from Alexis Yetna in its seventh consecutive victory. It's the Bulls' first seven-game winning streak since 2007-08, and their most wins in a season since 2013-14 (12).
Adams, Smith lead UConn past Drexel 97-65
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Jalen Adams and Tarin Smith scored 20 points apiece to lead UConn over Drexel 97-65 Tuesday in nonconference play at the XL Center.
Adams shot 8 for 12 from the field, bouncing back from a season-low two points on Saturday against Manhattan. Smith hit all seven of his shots as UConn (10-3) had four guards finish in double-figure scoring. Christian Vital finished with 17 points and six rebounds, while Alterique Gilbert scored 10.
UConn wins defensive battle, 61-46 over Manhattan
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn managed to win on a night when its best player had his worst game of the season.
Huskies star Jalen Adams, who came in averaging almost 19 points a game, had more turnovers (4) than points (2) on Saturday night.
Adams, Vital lead UConn over UMass Lowell 97-75
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn cruised past another mid-major opponent, but with an effort that did not please coach Dan Hurley.
Jalen Adams and Christian Vital each scored 19 points and the Huskies beat UMass Lowell 97-75 on Tuesday night.
Alterique Gilbert and Josh Carlton added 15 points each for UConn (6-1), which won its third straight, all home wins over lesser competition.
Obadiah Noel had 20 points for UMass Lowell (4-5), which was able to cut a 23-point Husky lead to 10 by halftime.
Carlton, Adams lead UConn in 91-66 rout of New Hampshire
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Josh Carlton and Jalen Adams each scored 17 points and UConn routed New Hampshire 91-66 on Saturday.
Christian Vital added his first double-double of the season, scoring 14 points and grabbing 10 rebound for the Huskies (5-1).
Jordan Reed had 17 points for New Hampshire (2-4), which has not beaten a Division I program this season.
UConn lost in 2016 to Wagner and Northeastern and needed overtime last season to beat Columbia and Monmouth.
UConn bounces back from 1st loss with 91-74 win over Cornell
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — UConn showed off its depth in the backcourt on Tuesday night as it ran away from Cornell.
Jalen Adams had 21 points to lead five UConn players in double figures and the Huskies bounced back from their first loss of the season with a 91-74 win over the Big Red.
Christian Vital added 19 points for Connecticut (4-1), which had four guards score at least 10 points.
Matt Morgan, who came in averaging 25 points, had 26 to lead Cornell (3-3).
Smith scores 22 as UConn routs UMKC 94-66
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Tarin Smith scored 22 points to lead UConn over Missouri-Kansas City 94-66 Sunday at Gampel Pavilion.
The fifth-year senior guard shot 10 for 12 from the field to lead the Huskies (2-0). Smith transferred to UConn in the offseason from Duquesne, where he was the Atlantic-10 Sixth Man of the Year last season.
Smith scores 22 in UConn’s 94-66 romp over UMKC
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Tarin Smith scored 22 points to lead UConn over Missouri-Kansas City 94-66 Sunday at Gampel Pavilion.
The fifth-year senior guard shot 10 for 12 from the field to lead the Huskies (2-0). Smith transferred to UConn from Duquesne, where he was the Atlantic-10 Sixth Man of the Year last season.
Hurley brings renewed sense of optimism to UConn
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — New coach Dan Hurley has brought a renewed sense of energy and optimism with him to UConn, but it's not clear how that will translate this season on the court.
He replaces Kevin Ollie, fired after a 14-18 season, and takes over a program awaiting sanctions for NCAA violations.
Hurley can't control that but he is hoping to help the Huskies' work ethic.
Memphis hangs on for 4th straight win, 83-79 over UConn
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Tubby Smith isn't happy about losing the American Athletic Conference's leading scorer to a broken foot, but likes the way his Memphis Tigers have responded to Jeremiah Martin's season-ending injury.
Mike Parks Jr. and freshman Jamal Johnson each scored 18 points and Memphis extended its winning streak to four with an 83-79 road win over UConn on Sunday.
UConn beats ECU 84-80 despite Fleming’s triple-double
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Connecticut put together one of its best offensive performances of the season. The Huskies needed it, because East Carolina's Isaac Fleming came up with another triple-double.
UConn beat the Pirates 84-80 on Sunday despite the do-it-all ECU guard.
Taplin scores 30 to lead Tulsa to a 73-71 win over UConn
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Tulsa is streaking toward the American Athletic Conference Tournament.
Sterling Taplin scored a career-high 30 points and the Golden Hurricane won their fourth straight game Thursday night, edging UConn 73-71 on the road.
Junior Etou had 15 points and DaQuan Jefferies added 14 off the bench for Tulsa (15-10, 8-5), which swept the season series from the Huskies. They also won by two points in Oklahoma last month, but needed double overtime in that one.
Adams scores 19 and UConn holds off South Florida 68-65
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Kevin Ollie didn't like the way his team played on Wednesday night, but after the stretch the Huskies just had, he'll take the win.
Jalen Adams scored 19 points and UConn snapped a three-game losing skid by holding off South Florida 68-65.
Terry Larrier and Christian Vital each added 15 points for the Huskies (12-12, 5-6 American), who had lost five of their last six.
No. 8 Cincinnati beats UConn 65-57 for 14th straight win
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin says his philosophy when playing conference games on the road is to win and get the heck out of the building.
Jacob Evans III scored 19 points and No. 8 Cincinnati left Gampel Pavilion on Saturday with a 65-57 victory over a struggling UConn team. It was the Bearcats 14th straight win.
Alston Jr., Rose lead Temple to 85-57 rout of slumping UConn
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Temple has made a habit this season of playing games that are decided in the final minute. The Owls far prefer blowing the doors off teams.
Shizz Alston Jr. scored 18 points, Quinton Rose had 17 and Temple rolled to an 85-57 win over UConn on Sunday night.
The Owls shot 49 percent from the field in their most lopsided win of the season and their largest margin of victory over UConn.
Adams, Vital lead UConn to a 63-52 win over SMU
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Christian Vital says it's much easier for UConn to win when the team is having fun.
The Huskies enjoyed themselves Thursday night. Vital scored 20 points and Jalen Adams added 18 to lead UConn to a 63-52 win over SMU.
Josh Carlton added a season-high 12 rebounds for the Huskies (11-9, 4-3), who used a 19-4 second-half run to secure much-needed conference win after losing back-to-back games, each by at least 20 points.
Top-ranked Villanova routs former Big East rival UConn 81-61
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Top-ranked Villanova didn't shoot particularly well against UConn, but routed their former Big East rivals thanks to defense and rebounding.
Jalen Brunson scored 23 points and Donte DiVincenzo added 17 points off the bench to lead the Wildcats to an 81-61 win, completing their non-conference schedule at 13-0.
Jalen Adams scored 19 and Christian Vital had 15 for UConn (10-9), which has now lost five games this season by at least 20 points.
Adams scores 25 points, leads UConn over Tulane 67-57
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jalen Adams saw opportunities for his Connecticut teammates in the first half.
In the second half he saw Tulane's defense focusing on them so he created opportunities for himself.
Adams scored 20 of his 25 points in the second half as the Huskies defeated the Green Wave, 67-57, in an American Athletic Conference game Saturday.
Adams had five of his six assists as the Huskies (10-7, 3-2 American) took a 30-22 halftime lead.
Vital scores 18 to lead UConn to a 62-53 win over UCF
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn showed one of the nation's best defensive teams that the Huskies can also guard the basket.
Christian Vital scored 18 points to lead UConn to a 62-53 win over UCF on Wednesday night.
Terry Larrier and Jalen Adams each added 13 points for Connecticut (9-7, 2-2 American), which won its second straight after a four-game losing streak.
"I think we're honestly starting to figure this thing out," said Vital.
UConn gets first conference win, 70-65 over East Carolina
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — UConn did not get a pretty win on Saturday, but after four straight losses, the Huskies will take an ugly victory.
Jalen Adams scored 18 points and Connecticut held off East Carolina 70-65 for its first conference win this season.
Terry Larrier and Christian Vital each had 16 points for the Huskies (8-7, 1-2), who were coming off a loss in double overtime to Tulsa.
Henderson scores 30, Tulsa tops UConn 90-88, 2OT
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Corey Henderson scored a career-high 30 points, including two 3-pointers in the last 37 seconds of regulation, as Tulsa eked out a 90-88 double overtime victory over UConn to remain unbeaten in the American Conference.
No. 8 Wichita State beats UConn 72-62 in AAC debut
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — This was the type of debut Wichita State envisioned when it joined the American Athletic Conference.
Landry Shamet scored 16 points and the eighth-ranked Shockers opened conference play by beating UConn 72-62 in front of a packed arena, which has four national championship banners hanging from the rafters.
Rashard Kelly, Conner Frankamp and Austin Reaves each added 11 points for Wichita State (11-2, 1-0).
UConn remains unbeaten at home, beats Coppin State 72-59
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn's top three scorers hit just 14 of their 41 shots and the Huskies turned the ball over 15 times against winless Coppin State.
But Connecticut held on to win 72-59 on Saturday, behind 15 points from Jalen Adams, 14 from Terry Larrier and 13 from Christian Vital.
Adams leads UConn over Monmouth 84-81 in overtime
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — UConn's Jalen Adams says his team is learning how to finish.
Adams scored 31 points, including a floater in the lane in overtime that helped UConn to an 84-81 come-from-behind win on Saturday over Monmouth, the Huskies' second consecutive overtime win.
Adams shot gave UConn an 81-80 lead with 32 seconds left in extra time. Monmouth's Micah Seaborn then missed a 3-pointer from the right baseline and Christian Vital hit three foul shots down the stretch to secure the win.
Vital leads UConn to a 77-73 overtime win against Columbia
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn guard Christian Vital scored 29 points against Columbia, but was happier with his two steals — the one that helped send the game into overtime and the other that preserved the Huskies' win.
Antwoine Anderson added 14 points for UConn (5-2), which overcame a 15-point second-half deficit to beat the Lions 77-73 on Wednesday night. Forward Mamadou Diarra added 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Huskies, who trailed the Ivy Leaguers for more than 36 minutes.
Vital’s career night leads UConn to 85-66 win over Boston U
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — UConn guard Christian Vital scored a total of nine points in the Huskies first two games of the season then asked for a heart-to-heart talk with coach Kevin Ollie.
The sophomore sharpshooter responded with a career-high 30 points on Sunday to lead Connecticut to an 85-66 win over Boston University.
Vital hit 9 of 15 shots and was 4 of 10 from 3-point range.
UConn features 8 newcomers, 3 others returning from injury
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn coach Kevin Ollie says it will take some time to identify specific roles for all the new players on his team.
It may also take time for everyone else to identify who those guys are wearing Huskies uniforms.
Just two players, guards Jalen Adams and Christian Vital, saw significant playing time on the team that finished a disappointing 16-17 last season, including 9-9 in the American Athletic Conference.
UConn’s 8 newcomers already competing for playing time
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The competition to earn playing time is already in high gear at UConn, where eight newcomers have joined the Huskies.
So far, it's been just pickup games, limited workouts with coaches and on Thursday, their first media session.
But 6-foot-9 freshman forward Josh Carlton said everyone knows they have a chance at playing time and everyone is looking to impress.
No. 15 Cincinnati beats UConn 81-71 in AAC semifinals
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Cincinnati's quest for an American Athletic Conference title ended in each of the league's first three years with a loss in the tournament to UConn.
Not this time.
Gary Clark scored 25 points to lead the 15th-ranked Bearcats to an 81-71 win over the Huskies in the AAC semifinals on Saturday night.
Jacob Evans added 21 points and Troy Caupain had 18 for Cincinnati (29-4), which will play in their first American championship game on Sunday against No. 12 SMU.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Jalen Adams scored 18 of his 23 points in the second half to lead sixth-seeded UConn over No. 3 Houston 74-63 on Friday night in the quarterfinals of the American Athletic Conference Tournament.
Rodney Purvis added 18 points, while freshmen Christian Vital and Vance Jackson each had 12 for the Huskies (16-16), who have won two straight after limping into the postseason with four losses.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Rodney Purvis used a career-best scoring night to extend his UConn career.
The senior guard scored 30 points Thursday night, leading the Huskies to a 77-66 win over South Florida in the first round of the American Athletic Conference Tournament.
Amida Brimah added 13 points and Christian Vital had 11 for UConn (15-16), which snapped a four-game losing streak.