College roundup: UConn men’s basketball avoids upset

Connecticut found its 3-point shot in time to avoid an upset at the hands of Stony Brook.

The No. 21 Huskies (5-1) hit their final eight attempts from behind the arc Sunday to rally for a 73-62 victory in Storrs, Conn.

Niels Giffey came off the bench to score a career-high 15 points and grab eight rebounds for UConn and Shabazz Napier had 15 of his 19 points in the second half. Omar Calhoun added 14 points.


The team finished 10 of 22 from 3-point range.

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Dave Coley led Stony Brook (4-2) with 15 points.

The Seawolves led, 33-26, early in the second half after a 10-0 run.

The Huskies chipped away, tying it at 39 with 11:40 left on a jumper by DeAndre Daniels.

Back-to-back 3-pointers by Napier and Giffey put UConn up, 45-39.


Indiana 101, Ball St. 53 — Will Sheehey scored 19 points to help the No. 1 Hoosiers (6-0) roll past the Cardinals (2-2).

Syracuse 87, Colgate 51 — Michael Carter-Williams had 8 points and a career-high 13 assists as the No. 6 Orange (4-0) beat the visiting Raiders (3-4) for the 47th consecutive time.

Cal Poly 70, UCLA 68 — Dylan Royer scored 18 points and Kyle Odister came off the bench and added 15 points, including the winning free throws, as the visiting Mustangs (2-2) upset the No. 11 Bruins (4-2).

Chris Eversley had 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Mustangs (2-2), who erased an 18-point deficit in the second half (51-33) and earned their first win against UCLA in six tries.

Freshman guard Shabazz Muhammad led UCLA with 15 points and 10 rebounds in his debut at Pauley Pavilion.


Michigan St. 63, La.-Lafayette 60 — Keith Appling had 19 points as the No. 15 Spartans (5-1) survived the visiting Ragin’ Cajuns (2-4).

Gonzaga 81, Davidson 67 — Elias Harris scored 24 points as the No. 17 Bulldogs (6-0) beat the Wildcats (3-3) in the Old Spice Classic title game in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Oklahoma St. 81, Portland St. 58 — Markel Brown scored a season-high 23 points, and the 20th-ranked Cowboys (5-0) beat the visiting Vikings (1-3).

Rhode Island 79, Auburn 72 — Xavier Munford scored 33 points to lead the visiting Rams past the Tigers (2-4) in a double-overtime victory, their first win of the season.

Munford’s desperation 3 at the buzzer at the end of the first overtime kept the Rams (1-5) alive.

Nikola Malesevic scored 19 points for Rhode Island, and former Auburn player Andre Malone recorded 13 points and 8 rebounds for the Rams.

Maine 72, Siena 66 — In Orono, Xavier Pollard scored 15 points and had 12 assists, both career highs, to help the Black Bears (1-4) top the Saints (2-4).

Lehigh 91, Sacred Heart 77 — C.J. McCollum scored 26 points, becoming the Patriot League’s all-time scoring leader, as the Mountain Hawks (4-2) defeated the Pioneers (2-3) in Fairfield, Conn. McCollum’s total is 2,228, surpassing the 2,224 by Rob Feaster of Holy Cross (1991-95).

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Late Saturday night, Chris Braswell scored 14 points to lead Charlotte to a 67-59 victory over Northeastern for the Great Alaska Shootout championship in Anchorage.

Darion Clark had 10 points and eight rebounds for the 49ers (6-0). Joel Smith had 19 points for the Huskies (4-2), who made their last Shootout visit in 1986, also finishing as runner-up.

Women’s basketball

Stanford 77, Long Beach St. 41 — Chiney Ogwumike had 16 points and 11 rebounds and the top-ranked Cardinal (6-0) beat the 49ers (3-4), extending the nation’s best home winning streak to 81 games.

Duke 82, Xavier 59 — Chelsea Gray scored a season-high 22 points as the No. 4 Blue Devils (4-0) routed the host Musketeers (3-2).

Kentucky 100, USC Upstate 34 — A’dia Mathies scored 17 points and the No. 9 Wildcats (4-1) blew out the Spartans (4-1) in their 24th consecutive home win.

Holy Cross 63, UMass 59 — Alex Smith scored a season-high 20 points as the Crusaders (2-3) ended a three-game losing streak with a late run against the Minutewomen (1-5) at the Mullins Center.

Men’s soccer

UConn 2, New Mexico 1 — Freshman Nicholas Zuniga scored his first collegiate goal just over four minutes into the second overtime, leading the Huskies past the visiting Lobos (17-4-1) and into the NCAA quarterfinals. UConn (17-3-1) will host Creighton next Sunday at 1.