STORRS, Conn. (AP) Jalen Adams and Christian Vital each scored 19 points and UConn beat UMass Lowell 97-75 on Tuesday night.
Alterique Gilbert and Josh Carlton added 15 points each for the Huskies (6-1), who won their third straight, all home wins over mid-major opponents.
Obadiah Noel had 20 points for UMass Lowell, which cut a 23-point Husky lead to 10 by halftime, but could get no closer.
Vital had 17 points in the first half, hitting six of his first eight shots, including four 3-pointers. The Huskies stretched their lead to 32-9 after a short jumper by Kassoum Yakwe, before Lowell began chipping away.
A turnover by Vital led to a layup by Allin Blunt at the other end capped a 10-2 run that cut the deficit to 42-32. It was 44-34 at the half.
Adam's pushed the lead to 13 on a traditional 3-point play to open the second half. A 3-pointer by Gilbert made it 75-53 with just under 10 minutes left and the Huskies cruised to the finish. >> READ MORE
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