UConn knocked down six 3-pointers in the first half as it entered the break with a 37-34 lead on Cincinnati Thursday at the XL Center.
DeAndre Daniels, pulled after two possessions, re-entered and provided a spark on both ends, burying a pair of 3s and swatting away four shots. Shabazz Napier led the Huskies with 11 points and Cashmere Wright scored 10 for Cincinnati.
The two teams combined for 10 3-pointers.
UConn went on a 9-0 run to take a late six point lead.