Sunday , Nov , 19 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Price guides Connecticut past Ole Miss

Hartford, CT (Sports Network) – A.J. Price poured in a game-high 23 points to
lead 21st-ranked Connecticut past Ole Miss, 77-59, in the Hispanic College
Fund Classic at Hartford Civic Center.

Price finished 9-of-13 from the field and dished out four assists while Jerome
Dyson scored 16 points for the Huskies (4-0), who never trailed in the second

Jeff Adrien added 13 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Marcus Johnson
contributed 10 points in the win.

Bam Doyne led the Rebels (4-1) with 16 points on 7-of-17 shooting. Clarence
Sanders and Todd Abernethy each scored 13 points in the loss.

Ole Miss was a dismal 35 percent (24-for-69) from the floor.

Leading by one with 8:34 remaining, UConn went on a 22-7 burst to finish the
first half with a 39-23 advantage. Price led the charge with 11 points in the
frame while the Huskies shot 45 percent from the floor.

The Rebels were never a threat to UConn in the second half as they could only
get as close as 14 when Abernethy drained a three early on.

Game Notes

The game marked the first ever meeting between the two schools…UConn shot 50
percent from three-point range…Ole Miss committed eight turnovers to UConn’s