NCAAB Game Recap - Lafayette at Connecticut
Wed Dec 5, 2018 6:00 PM EST

Wash
79
Gonz
81
F
Hartfo
54
Duke
84
F
ArkPB
47
TxTch
65
F
UNCW
69
UNC
97
F
VMI
68
VaTec
89
F
LeMoy
55
Buff
89
F
OhSt
77
Ill
67
F
Temp
59
Vill
69
F
Nebras
78
Minn
85
F
Lafy
63
UConn
90
F
Ohio
61
Xav
82
F
MtStM
71
StJon
85
F
Navy
80
Del
65
F
Monm
73
Hof
75
F
IlSt
75
IL-C
94
F
Akr
65
IPFW
68
F
Detr
57
Toled
101
F
W IL
64
Stetsn
68
F
Sien
40
StBon
82
F
Bingha
68
Morg
74
F
Stony
69
Manh
62
F
Tows
64
GrgWas
68
F
Mercer
64
FlAtl
68
F
Marsh
82
Duques
93
F
LoyMD
86
Drex
95
F
Quin
64
Dart
59
F
RobM
62
Canis
68
F
Brown
55
Butl
70
F
Leh
87
Yale
97
F
Copp
47
Rich
82
F
StJos
92
Princ
82
F
W&M
53
OlDom
71
F
WCU
67
NCSU
100
F
MiaO
65
WriSt
62
F
CenAR
41
Lou
86
F
N TX
80
IndSt
69
F
(N/A)
93
Citad
127
F
Colg
64
Colum
62
F
Hamp
66
CoCar
75
F
BGSU
64
Clev
82
F
USC-Up
77
E KY
79
F
MidTN
51
Vand
79
F
N DA
56
TexPA
70
F
OkSt
71
Tuls
74
F
TN-M
74
Tul
87
F
SthAL
60
NOrl
71
F
TxSt
61
TXAMC
55
F
VACom
54
Tex
53
F
W Ky
78
MOSt
84
F
LoyLA
84
ULLa
97
F
FlGlf
96
Oral
76
F
StLou
56
SIU
61
F
UCDav
62
NIU
71
F
Ida
70
WaSt
90
F
SCar
64
Wyo
73
F
UtSt
80
BYU
95
F
Denv
65
AF
73
F
Ball
75
LoyIL
69
F
(N/A)
72
CSNor
76
F
LoyMa
59
CS-Ful
49
F
Web
52
Fres
71
F
UCIrv
69
CBap
66
F
TCU
67
SMU
59
F
USD
73
SDSU
61
F
(N/A)
69
Pacif
74
F
S UT
71
LongB
82
F
Ark
98
ColSt
74
F
Portl
78
PorSt
87
F
USF
79
Cal
60
F

Dec 5, 2018, 6:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Lafayette (2-6)

29

34

63

Connecticut (7-2)

45

45

90

UConn wraps up homestand with 90-63 rout of Lafayette
Wed Dec 5, 2018 9:32 PM

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) UConn coach Dan Hurley says it is games against the teams his Huskies are supposed to beat that can keep him up nights.

Sleep may come a bit easier after Wednesday's 90-63 rout of Lafayette.

Jalen Adams scored 21 points and Tyler Polley added a career-high 16 for the Huskies (7-2), who came out focused after losing a close game on Sunday to Arizona.

Christian Vital had 14 points and Alterique Gilbert dished out a career-high 11 assists.

UConn scored the first eight points and never trailed, but Lafayette was able to stay with the Huskies for much of the first half. An offensive rebound and layup by freshman Sean Good brought the Leopards within four at 18-14.

The Huskies responded by scoring the next 12, with Polley providing the final 10 points in that run. The 6-foot-8 sophomore had 13 points in the half, a point better than his previous career high.

"He spreads the floor and sometimes he can just get us going," Adams said. "I think once he starts hitting 3s it's kind of contagious, then everyone else starts hitting 3s."

Connecticut hit 12 of 28 shots from behind the arc. A pull-up jumper from Adams gave the Huskies their first 20-point lead at 45-25 and UConn went into halftime ahead by 16 points.

A pair of steals by Gilbert led to two quick layups to open the second half and the Huskies stretched the lead from there. The Huskies point guard, who missed most of his first two seasons with shoulder injuries, is struggling with his shot. But, he's found other ways to contribute. The redshirt sophomore scored just two points, but had five rebounds, three steals and zero turnovers to go with his assists on Wednesday.

"He's eventually going to get back to the level of the guy he was, even better because he's more mature," coach Dan Hurley said. "It's just, it's going to take him time to find a rhythm and get comfortable on the court."

Paulius Zalys had 13 points and Dylan Hastings had 11 to lead Lafayette (2-6), which lost its third consecutive game. The Leopards turned the ball over 17 times, leading to 31 UConn points.

"Their pressure at some point, they keep it up, and we broke," said coach Fran O'Hanlon.

A rebound and layup by Brendan Adams gave UConn its first 30-point advantage at 69-39 midway through the second half and Hurley gave the end of the bench some playing time soon after that.

BIG PICTURE

Lafayette: The Leopards shot 37 percent from the floor and made just 5 of 23 shots from 3-point range. They did hit 12 of their 14 free throws. Lafayette came into the game shooting 79 percent from the line.

UConn: The Huskies haven't given their coach much reason to be restless. They are 6-0 this season against mid-majors, winning those games by an average of just over 21 points. They are 1-2 against teams from major conferences, beating Syracuse by seven points at Madison Square Garden and losing to Iowa (91-72) and Arizona (76-72).

"I felt like we let one get away (against Arizona) on Sunday," Hurley said. "But I love the effort. I love how hard these guys are trying."

LEAVING IT ON THE FLOOR

UConn guard Tarin Smith, who played for Hurley's dad in high school, lost a tooth midway through the first half, but stayed in the game and finished with nine points.

"He's from Jersey, he's tough," said Hurley.

BEATING UP ON THE LITTLE GUY

UConn's Josh Carlton finished with 11 points and seven rebounds. The 6-10 sophomore is averaging 12 points in the six games the Huskies have played against mid-majors. But just one point and one rebound in UConn's other three games.

UP NEXT

Lafayette: The Leopards play the final of three straight games against Connecticut teams with a game at Quinnipiac on Saturday.

UConn: The Huskies have another big test on Saturday against No. 11 Florida State at the Never Forget Tribute Classic at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

"It's nothing but opportunity for us there on Saturday and it's exciting as heck," Hurley said.

Leaders

Lafayette PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
L. Jarrett 0 0 0 0 0 0
C. Reichwein 0 0 1 0 0 0
Connecticut PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
K. Yakwe 0 0 0 1 0 0
T. Aiyegbusi 0 0 0 0 0 0

Team Comparison

Lafy UConn
Points For 63 90
Field Goals 23/62-37% 34/74-46%
Three Pointers 5/23-22% 12/28-43%
Free Throws 12/14-86% 10/13-77%
Offensive Rebounds 12 17
Defensive Rebounds 25 28
Rebounds 43 51
Blocks 2 4
Steals 2 8
Turnovers 17 10
Personal Fouls 15 16
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2018-2019 Regular Season - UConn Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Wed Dec 5 Lafy 63 @ UConn 90 A. Evans 3 E. Cobb 2

Game Information

Stadium: XL Center, Hartford, Connecticut
Attendance: 6,928
Game Time: