NCAAB Game Recap - Connecticut at Tulane
Sun Mar 8, 2020 4:00 PM EDT

Drex
43
Hof
61
F
Lafy
64
Colg
89
F
Lipsco
57
Lib
73
F
WCU
75
ETSU
97
F
Hamp
68
Winth
76
F
Elon
68
W&M
63
F
Buck
61
Boston
64
F
NE
72
Tows
62
F
N DA
74
SDak
71
F
Valpa
66
Brad
80
F
Del
79
Charl
67
F
NebOm
52
Oral
79
F
Woff
72
Chat
70
F
Mich
70
MD
83
F
OhSt
69
MSU
80
F
Iowa
76
Ill
78
F
Mem
57
Hou
64
F
Nebras
75
Minn
107
F
ECU
62
UCF
94
F
Tuls
57
WichSt
79
F
UConn
80
Tul
76
F

Mar 8, 2020, 4:00 PM EDT

Final

1

2

T

Connecticut (19-12)

39

41

80

Tulane (12-18)

41

35

76

UConn tops Tulane, will square off in AAC opening round
Sun Mar 8, 2020 6:33 PM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Christian Vital scored 28 points and Isaiah Whaley finished with a double-double and UConn beat Tulane 80-76 on Sunday to end American Athletic Conference play.

The two squads will face off again in the opening round of the conference tournament, which starts Thursday in Fort Worth, Texas. The Huskies (19-12, 10-8), winners of eight of their last 10, are seeded fifth while Tulane (12-18, 4-14) is a 12 seed.

Brendan Adams scored 12 points, Whaley, Josh Carlton and Alterique Gilbert each scored 10. Whaley grabbed 10 rebounds with six coming on the offensive end.

The Green Wave led 41-39 at halftime. Eighteen seconds into the second half, Whaley converted a three-point play and the Huskies never trailed again. Vital and Teshaun Hightower each made a pair of foul shots with 25 and 16 seconds left respectively, and Adams made 1 of 2 with 15 seconds to go for the final margin.

Christion Thompson led Tulane with 21 points, Hightower scored 14 and Jordan Walker and Kevin Zhang each scored 12.

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Leaders

Connecticut PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
S. Wilson 0 0 1 0 0 1
C. Vital 28 0 1 6 2 0
Tulane PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
B. Koka 0 0 0 0 0 0
R. McGee 0 0 0 0 1 0

Team Comparison

UConn Tul
Points For 80 76
Field Goals 29/67-43% 27/56-48%
Three Pointers 5/20-25% 5/18-28%
Free Throws 17/23-74% 17/21-81%
Offensive Rebounds 21 10
Defensive Rebounds 20 17
Rebounds 46 32
Blocks 7 2
Steals 7 5
Turnovers 14 13
Personal Fouls 19 21
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - UConn Leads Series 2-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Wed Jan 8 Tul 61 @ UConn 67 J. Walker 2 I. Whaley 2
Sun Mar 8 UConn 80 @ Tul 76 J. Gaffney 2 N. Thomas 3

Game Information

Stadium: Fogelman Arena in Devlin Fieldhouse, New Orleans, Louisiana
Attendance: 1,897
Game Time: