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Wichita State's Dexter Dennis, left and teammate Wichita State's Erik Stevenson, far right react at the end of a double overtime an NCAA college basketball game against Connecticut, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

No. 23 Wichita State holds off UConn 89-86 in 2 OTs

Jan. 12, 2020 5:23 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Wichita State gave up a nine-point point lead in just over a minute at the end of regulation and had two key players foul out during two overtimes. But the Shockers found a way to get their ninth consecutive win, and eighth straight on the road dating to last season, as they held off...

Connecticut's Josh Carlton, left, and Tulane's Jordan Walker, right, battle for a loose ball in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, in Storrs, Conn. (AP Photo/Stephen Dunn)

UConn beats Tulane 67-61 for season's first conference win

Jan. 9, 2020 12:37 AM EST

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn's upperclassmen heard the talk that after two straight losses in conference it might be time to give younger players more time on the court. The juniors and seniors responded by scoring 56 points to lead the Huskies to a 67-61 win over Tulane on Wednesday night. Junior Tyler...

Rideau, Collins lead USF past UConn 75-60

Jan. 4, 2020 6:15 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — UConn and South Florida were both coming off disappointing conference opening losses. USF rebounded quickly while the Huskies struggled again. Laquincy Rideau had 17 points and six assists, David Collins scored 15 points, and South Florida beat UConn 75-60 on Saturday. The Bulls (8-7,...

Connecticut's Christian Vital (1) shoots against New Jersey Institute of Technology's Souleymane Diakite (21) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Stephen Dunn)

Vital scores 23, leads UConn to 69-47 rout of NJIT

Dec. 29, 2019 4:48 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — UConn coach Dan Hurley let out a big exhale after the Huskies final game of 2019. Christian Vital scored 23 points and Connecticut ended the mid-major portion of its 2019-20 schedule on Sunday with a 69-47 rout of NJIT. “You feel relief getting through this last...

Gilbert scores 21 and UConn jets past New Hampshire 88-62

Dec. 22, 2019 4:37 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Point guard Alterique Gilbert scored 21 points to lead UConn over the University of New Hampshire 88-62 on Sunday. Gilbert, who had scored a combined nine points over the previous two games, took over early in the second half with his own 9-0 run to make it 52-37 with 15:57...

Connecticut's Brendan Adams, left, pressures Iona's Niksa Nikolic in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, in Storrs, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

UConn beats Iona 80-62 for third straight win

Dec. 4, 2019 10:49 PM EST

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Josh Carlton isn't the most demonstrative of players. So after UConn's 6-foot-8 post made a particularly strong move to the basket Wednesday night, it was his coach who jumped off the bench and flexed in front of the team. Carlton scored 19 points and pulled down 12 rebounds, both...

Connecticut's James Bouknight dunks a rebound from his own shot during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Maine, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, in Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

UConn forces 28 turnovers in 64-40 win over Maine

Dec. 1, 2019 4:48 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — UConn turned up the defensive pressure on Maine Sunday and turned a close game into a rout. Freshman James Bouknight, playing at home for the first time, scored 15 points and UConn forced 28 turnovers in Sunday’s 64-40 win. Alterique Gilbert added 13 points and Tyler Polley...

Carlton leads UConn to 80-55 win over Miami in Charleston

Nov. 24, 2019 3:46 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — UConn needed a pick-me-up after its double overtime loss to No. 18 Xavier on Friday night, perhaps no one more than junior point guard Alterique Gilbert. Huskies coach Danny Hurley said the whole team was down Saturday and especially Gilbert, the target of social media after he lost...

Xavier's Naji Marshall looks up court with the ball in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Connecticut during the Charleston Classic Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, in Charleston, SC. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)

Carter’s foul shots in 2OT lift No. 18 Xavier past UConn

Nov. 23, 2019 1:40 AM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Xavier seems to face a test almost every time it plays. The good thing for the 18th-ranked Musketeers is they have passed them all in their undefeated start. Jason Carter hit two foul shots with 10.1 seconds left in the second overtime and Xavier survived once more with a 75-74...

Adams’ 20 lead UConn over Buffalo 79-68 in Charleston

Nov. 22, 2019 12:09 AM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Brendan Adams wasn’t afraid of the moment, not when he had to come in and take over for UConn’s injured point guard Alterique Gilbert and not when Buffalo was slicing deep into the Huskies lead at the Charleston Classic. Adams had a career-high 20 points and played...