STORRS, Conn. (AP) Christian Vital scored 29 points, seven of them to go along with a key steal in overtime as UConn came back from a 15-point second-half deficit Wednesday night to beat Columbia 77-73.
Antwoine Anderson added 14 points for the Huskies (5-2), who trailed for more than 36 minutes.
Lukas Meisner had 25 points and 11 rebounds to lead Columbia (1-5).
The Lions led 41-30 at halftime and quickly stretched that to 45-30 on consecutive layups by Quinton Adlesh and Patrick Tape.
But UConn began chipping away and Vital's steal and two free throws with 2:16 left gave UConn a 61-60 lead, it's first since 2-0.
A long 3-pointer from the right wing by Adlesh gave the Lions a 65-63 lead with 28 seconds left.
But Adams hit a pull-up jumper in the lane with 19 seconds left and the teams were tied at the end of regulation. >> Read more