HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) Christian Vital scored 18 of his 23 points in the second half to lead UConn to a 64-61 win over Memphis on Sunday.
James Bouknight added 17 points for the Huskies (14-11, 5-7 American), who have won three of their last four.
Vital and Bouknight combined to score 29 of the Huskies 39 second half points.
Precious Achiuwa and Tyler Harris each had 16 points for Memphis, which led for more than 25 minutes in the game, but could not put UConn away.
The teams were tied at 25 at halftime and Memphis scored the first five points of the second half.
A 3-pointer by Vital from the right baseline tied the score at 41 midway through the half, and his two foul shots with just over five minutes left gave the Huskies a 49-47 lead. >> Read more
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