UConn thumps Sacred Heart
Storrs, CT (Sports Network) – Craig Austrie and Doug Wiggins led a balanced
Connecticut attack with 12 points apiece as the 20th-ranked Huskies thumped
Sacred Heart, 89-46.
A.J. Price and Jerome Dyson each added 11 points for the undefeated Huskies
(6-0), who won their 12th straight game at Gampel Pavilion. Jeff Adrien
contributed eight points and a game-high eight rebounds.
Ryan Litke paced the Pioneers (2-4), who were coming in off a lopsided win
over Albany, with just nine points. Jarrid Frye tallied eight points but shot
just 3-of-13 from the floor while Chauncey Hardy netted seven points but had
six turnovers for Sacred Heart.
The Huskies took control of the contest with a dominant first half. With the
game even at seven, Connecticut closed out the opening stanza with a 38-12
burst to take an insurmountable 45-19 edge into the locker room.
The Huskies shot 55 percent in the frame and used a stifling defense to shut
down the overmatched Pioneers. Sacred Heart shot just 29 percent from the
floor and turned the ball over 12 times in the half.
Connecticut kept pulling away in the second half. Dyson’s lay-in gave the
Huskies their first 30-point advantage, 63-32, with 11:30 left in the game.
Then, a slam, by Curtis Kelly with just 2:30 left, gave Connecticut a 40-point
cushion, 81-41, en route to the easy win.
Connecticut is now a perfect 5-0 against Sacred Heart in the all-time
series…The Pioneers were just 18-of-60 from the floor in the game.