STORRS – UConn watched an early 17-point lead slip away Sunday afternoon, but after Boston University cooled down and the Huskies sharpened up, they left Gampel Pavilion with a 77-60 victory.
Star of the game: DeAndre Daniels scored six of UConn’s first eight points and kept rolling, tallying 24 points in 33 minutes. Daniels killed the BU 2-3 defense, converting several catch-and-shoot jumpers in the soft spot of the zone.
Key to the win: UConn kept with its offense and BostonUniversity, which got ridiculously hot toward the end of the first half, started missing. The Terriers began the game 1-for-12 from beyond the arc, but made six of their next seven to claim an early second half lead.
Worth noting: Shabazz Napier didn’t score his first points until the 15:56 mark of the second half. He finished with 12 points, 12 rebounds and six assists, his fourth stat-stuffing outing in four games. Napier recorded a triple-double versus Yale and narrowly missed against Maryland, Detroit and BU…Freshman shot blocker Amida Brimah was plagued by foul trouble. He swatted two shots and scored five points in 10 minutes…Omar Calhoun, UConn’s leading scorer on the year, had just three points on 1-for-5 shooting…BU pounded UConn on the offensive glass, collecting 19 second-chance rebounds.
Up next: Thursday vs. BostonCollege, 7 p.m.