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UConn wraps up home-stand with 90-63 rout of Lafayette
Wednesday, December 05, 2018
Final Score: LAFAYETTE 63, CONNECTICUT 90
 
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By Pat Eaton-robb, AP Sports Writer
 

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) Jalen Adams scored 21 points and Tyler Polley added a career-high 16 to lead UConn to a 90-63 rout of Lafayette on Wednesday.

Christian Vital had 14 points and Alterique Gilbert dished out a career-high 11 assists for the Huskies (7-2).

Paulius Zalys had 13 points to lead Lafayette (2-6), which lost its third consecutive game.

UConn never trailed, but Lafayette was able to stay with the Huskies for much of the first half. An offensive rebound and layup by freshman Sean Good brought the Leopards within four at 18-14.

The Huskies scored the next 12, with Polley providing the final 10 points in that run. The 6-foot-8 sophomore had 13 points in the half, a point better than his previous career high.

A pull-up jumper from Adams gave the Huskies their first 20-point lead at 45-25 and UConn went into the half ahead by 16 points.

A rebound and layup by Brendan Adams gave UConn its first 30-point advantage at 69-39 and coach Dan Hurley gave the end of the bench some playing time soon after that.

BIG PICTURE

Lafayette: The Leopards shot 37 percent from the floor and made just 5 of 23 shots from 3-point range. They did hit 12 of their 14 free throws. Lafayette came into the game shooting 79 percent from the line.

UConn: The Huskies are 6-0 this season against mid-majors, winning those games by an average of just over 21 points. They are 1-2 against teams from major conferences, beating Syracuse by seven points at Madison Square Garden and losing to Iowa (91-72) and Arizona (76-72).

UP NEXT

Lafayette: The Leopards play the final of three straight games against Connecticut teams with a game at Quinnipiac on Saturday.

UConn: The Huskies have another big test on Saturday against No. 11 Florida State at the Never Forget Tribute Classic at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

 
 
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