STORRS, Conn. (AP) UConn swingman Terry Larrier hasn't played much over the past two years, but didn't show any rust on Friday night.
The 6-9 transfer from VCU scored a career-high 27 points and the Huskies opened the season with a 70-58 win over Colgate.
Larrier, coming off a knee injury that kept him out most of last season, hit 11 of his 18 shots, and was 3 of 4 from 3-point range.
"Sitting out those two years, I waited long," Larrier said. "It was just all motivation to me. It fired me up. I got some easy baskets early and just continued to keep scoring."
Point guard Antwoine Anderson, a graduate transfer from Fordham, added 12 points and six assists for the Huskies, who are coming off a disappointing 16-17 season.
Colgate's Will Rayman had 14 of his 19 points in the first half, including a 3-pointer that sent the Raiders to intermission trailing the Huskies just 33-31.
UConn scored the first seven points after the break and a put-back dunk by freshman Isaiah Whaley put the Huskies up 51-37 midway through the second half. Colgate cut the lead to five, but Larrier scored seven straight down the stretch to put the game away. >> Read More
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