STORRS, Conn (AP) Josh Carlton scored 19 points and pulled down 12 rebounds, both season highs, to lead UConn over Iona 80-62 on Wednesday night.
Christian Vital had 16 points and Tyler Polley added 14 for the Huskies (6-2), who have won three straight and five of their last six.
Alterique Gilbert scored 12 points and had 10 of UConn's 18 assists. That trio of guards combined to hit eight of their 15 attempts from 3-point range.
E.J. Crawford scored 17 points and Tajuan Agee had 14 for Iona (2-3).
UConn led by just one point at halftime, but scored the first 11 points of the second half. Tyler Polley's 3-pointer from the left wing put the Huskies up 47-35 and forced acting Iona coach Tra Arnold to call a timeout.
Akok Akok's put-back capped the UConn run at 22-4. That gave the Huskies a 58-39 lead and control of the game.
Iona went on a 13-1 run of its own and cut what had been a 22-point deficit to 10 before UConn stretched it back out. >> Read More
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