Kyvon Davenport scored 26 points, Tyler Harris and Jeremiah Martin added 12 each and Memphis held off a late push to defeat UConn 78-71 on Sunday.
Tyler Polley led the Huskies (13-11, 4-7 American Athletic Conference) with 20 points, while Sidney Wilson finished with 16. Christian Vital and Tarin Smith added 13 apiece for UConn, which lost its second straight and third in the last four.
The Huskies were playing their first game since leading-scorer Jalen Adams (17 points per game) suffered a left knee injury that will keep him out of action for 4-6 weeks.
UConn trailed by 10 with less than three minutes to go and started its final push. A couple of dunks and a 3-pointer from Smith had the Huskies within 72-68, but UConn never got closer as Memphis converted all four of its free throws in the closing 30 seconds. >> Read more
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