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NCAA Game Summary - Connecticut at SMU



(Saturday, January 4th)

Final Score: SMU 74, (17) Connecticut 65

Dallas, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Nic Moore scored a game-high 20 points to go along with six assists, and the SMU Mustangs defeated the No. 17 UConn Huskies, 74-65, from newly renovated Moody Coliseum.

Nick Russell finished with 14 points and seven rebounds, while Markus Kennedy chipped in with 10 points off the bench for the Mustangs (11-3, 1-1 AAC).

Ryan Boatright paced UConn (11-3, 0-2) with 15 points, while Shabazz Napier and Lasan Kromah added 12 points apiece in defeat.

SMU jumped out to a 10-4 lead following a three-point play from Yanick Moreira, but the Huskies answered with six straight to tie the game.

Omar Calhoun then made a three-point play that started an 8-0 spurt to give the Huskies an 18-13 lead.

The Mustangs countered with a 12-4 run that Sterling Brown capped with a 3- pointer which helped the hosts to a 25-22 advantage.

Ryan Boatright's 3 with six seconds left in the half staked UConn to a 33-32 lead at the break.

"I thought we were lucky the first half," said SMU coach Larry Brown. "We made shots but I thought we settled a little too much. They got us playing a little too fast."

After the lead changed hands a few times in the opening minutes of the second, UConn went in front with a Niels Giffey layup.

That would be the final lead of the day for the visitors.

Keith Frazier scored five straight for the Mustangs as part of a 7-0 sprint for a 47-41 advantage.

Russell kept the momentum going with a triple from the near corner to help the hosts to a 53-44 lead with seven minutes to play.

The margin stretched to 69-56 following a layup from Kennedy with 2:25 remaining and the Mustangs cruised to the finish.

Game Notes

UConn shot 18-of-49 (36.7 percent) from the field ... SMU outrebounded the Huskies 37-29 ... DeAndre Daniels scored 11 points in the loss ... SMU was 7- for-16 (43.8 percent) from deep.

01/05 01:47:25 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHA 91
CHI 86
Final
DUR 6
NOR 9
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
NOR
 
Final
CIN 4
PIT 0
Final
BAL 3
TAM 0
Final
NYY 3
CHC 0
Final
MIL 5
STL 1
Final
ARI 2
NYM 5
Final
PHI 0
ATL 1
Final
NYY 2
CHC 0
Final
DET 2
CLE 3
Final
MIA 3
WAS 6
Final
TEX 3
SEA 2
Final
CWS 4
BOS 6
Final
HOU 4
KAN 6
8:10pm Wednesday
MIN 0
TOR 0
Final
ANA 5
OAK 4
Final
SDP 4
COL 2
Final
SFG 2
LOS 1
1:05pm Today
PHI
ATL
 
1:08pm Today
DET
CLE
 
1:10pm Today
MIN
TOR
 
2:05pm Today
TEX
SEA
 
3:45pm Today
SFG
LOS
 
6:40pm Tonight
SDP
COL
 
7:05pm Tonight
PIT
MIL
 
7:05pm Tonight
WAS
STL
 
7:10pm Tonight
TAM
NYY
 
7:10pm Tonight
MIN
TOR
 
8:10pm Tonight
CWS
BOS
 
8:10pm Tonight
HOU
KAN
 
Final
CHA 91
CHI 86
Final
ORL 86
IND 101
Final
MIL 103
ATL 111
Final
CLE 114
BRK 85
Final
MEM 106
DAL 105
Final
OKC 112
DET 111
Final
NOP 105
HOU 100
Final
SAN 100
LAL 113
Final
MIA 87
PHI 100
Final
NYK 95
TOR 92
Final
MIN 130
UTA 136
Final
BOS 102
WAS 118
Final
DEN 112
GSW 116
Final
POR 110
LAC 104
Final
SAC 99
PHO 104
Final
TAM 4
MON 5
Final
PIT 4
CLB 3
Final
ANA 4
DAL 3
7:00pm Tonight
NYR
PHI
8:00pm Tonight
STL
CHI
9:30pm Tonight
COL
MIN
10:30pm Tonight
SJS
LOS
Final
DUR 6
NOR 9
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
NOR