Wednesday , Dec , 28 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Second-ranked UConn blows out Stony Brook

=== Second-ranked UConn blows out Stony Brook ===

Hartford, CT (Sports Network) – Marcus Johnson and Rashad Anderson each had 14
points to lead the second-ranked Connecticut Huskies over the Stony Brook
Seawolves, 85-52, at the Hartford Civic Center.

Jeff Adrien netted 13 and Hilton Armstrong added 11 points and grabbed 11
rebounds for the Huskies (10-0), who have won their first 10 games of the
season for the fourth time under head coach Jim Calhoun.

Mitchell Beauford had a team-high 14 points and Mike Popoko added
12 for Stony Brook (0-8), which proved to be no challenge and trailed by
double digits for the majority of the game.

Connecticut opened up the game on a 15-4 run, keyed by five points from Ed
Nelson, and the Huskies capped the fast start on Rudy Gay’s long jumper.

Adrien then extended the lead to 26-9 on a three-point play to finish off an
11-5 run with 9:40 left in the first half. UConn eventually closed the stanza
with a 46-19 lead as Stony Brook could not keep up with the speed of the
Huskies offense or their stifling pressure defense.

The Seawolves committed 15 turnovers in the first half and shot 29.6 percent
from the floor.

Adrien led the Huskies with eight points on 3-of-4 shooting in the opening 20

Stony Brook never got on track in the second half, as the Huskies posted a
lopsided 33-point win.

Game Notes

Connecticut shot 42.9 percent from the floor, compared to 31.8 percent
shooting by the Seawolves…The Huskies won the rebounding battle, 63-36,
which included a game-high 13 from Nelson…The Seawolves committed 22
turnovers…Josh Boone scored nine points and pulled down 11 rebounds in the
win…Antwan Hardy scored 11 points off the bench for Stony
Brook…Connecticut is now 2-0 against the Seawolves and won the only other
meeting, 67-58, at the Civic Center in 2000.