DALLAS -- Shake Milton made five 3-pointers and had 23 points and six assists to lead SMU past UConn 69-49 on Thursday night for the Mustangs' 16th straight home win.
It's tied for the ninth longest active NCAA home winning streak and the third longest in SMU history.
After a technical on UConn senior Amida Brimah for slamming the ball against the backboard after being called for a foul, SMU closed the first half on a 26-5 spurt - including a 16-0 run - to take a 36-15 lead at intermission. UConn's last make of the first half was at the 5:35 mark on Christian Vital's 3-pointer.
Semi Ojeleye added 17 points for SMU (16-4, 6-1 American) and Ben Moore had 14 points and 13 rebounds. Sterling Brown led the Mustangs with eight assists and they had 22 helpers on 27 made field goals. SMU committed just five turnovers.