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Villanova's Jermaine Samuels reacts to his basket during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Connecticut, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Philadelphia. Villanova won 61-55. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

No. 14 Villanova rallies behind Samuels to beat UConn 61-55

Jan. 18, 2020 4:07 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The "UConn! UConn! UConn!" shouts grew louder as Villanova fans were hushed with their team trailing, the thousands of Huskies die-hards that traveled to Philadelphia injecting the back-and-forth game with that ol' heated Big East feel. "One of the things that brought back memories was...

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...

UConn ride 3s, bench to 66-56 win over Saint Peter’s

Dec. 18, 2019 10:47 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Tyler Polley paced a balanced UConn offense with 12 points in a 66-56 victory over Saint Peter’s on Wednesday. Nine of the 10 Huskies who played finished with at least a basket.  Freshman Jalen Gaffney added 10 points and five assists, while Akok Akok had seven points,...

Connecticut forward Akok Akok (23) blocks a shot by Indiana guard Devonte Green (11) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Jimmy V Classic, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Hoosiers rebound from 1st loss of season to top UConn at MSG

Dec. 11, 2019 12:58 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Indiana struggled to score, make a string of stops or even rely on its trusty free-throw shooting. Somehow, a game after a crushing first loss of the season, the Hoosiers were headed back home winners. Indiana failed to have a double-digit scorer and still rebounded from its first loss of...

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...