UConn grad transfer Kassoum Yakwe out with fractured foot
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn forward Kassoum Yakwe is expected to miss the remainder of the season with a fracture in his right foot.
Coach Dan Hurley says the 6-foot-7 graduate transfer from St. John's suffered the injury during the team's shootaround before Wednesday's loss at South Florida.
The school is evaluating whether Yakwe will need surgery.
Yakwe averaged 11 minutes, 1.8 points and 2.4 rebounds for the Huskies, with 11 blocked shots.
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.
Ahmed scores career-high 23, St. John’s tops Marquette 86-72
NEW YORK (AP) — Bashir Ahmed had a career-high 23 points and St. John's made all six free throws and a layup in the final 2:07 to beat Marquette 86-72 on Wednesday night.
Shamorie Ponds added 18 points, Marcus LoVett scored 17 and Kassoum Yakwe had 14 to help the Red Storm (11-13, 5-6 Big East).
St. John's had a 10-3 run to build its lead to 78-64 with 4:44 left. The Golden Eagles (14-8, 5-5) answered with a pair of 3-pointers to get within eight but they would get no closer.