Huskies Win Huge Blowout Game Against the Lafayette Leopards At The XL Center

Emmanuel Carter, Editor

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Connecticut’s Jalen Adams (4) shoots over a Lafayette defender on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, at the XL Center in Hartford.

Hartford, Connecticut – On December 5, 2018, the mighty  UConn Huskies took on  the Lafayette Leopards at the XL Center in downtown Hartford, Connecticut. Led by their new head coach Dan Hurley. Going into this game the Huskies were on a good start to their season as the Huskies were ranked #1 in the American Athletic Conference with a record of 7-2. They defeated the Leopards 90-63 in a blowout victory.

The Huskies wasted no time getting their offense rolling out of the gate, scoring the first eight points of the game, with three-pointers on their first two possessions. UConn’s young star player, 22-year-old Jalen Adams led all players in the game with 21 points. Another Huskie named Tyler Polley also had a phenomenal night as the 19-year-old forward scored a career-high 16 points against the struggling Leopards.

Despite getting out to a sluggish start, UConn used a 12-0 scoring run to turn an 18-14 lead into a 30-14 advantage. The Huskies’ defensive pressure held Lafayette to just 8-31 from the field and forced seven turnovers, allowing the home team to head into the locker room with a 45-29 lead at the half.

Lafayette came out in the second half blazing hot, shooting at a 48 percent clip over the final 20 minutes. Despite the opponent’s hot shooting, UConn forced 10 second-half turnovers and shot 42 percent from the field and pulled away in a 27 point victory over Lafayette.

The Huskies played a fantastic and aggressive game bouncing back from a previous loss to Arizona 76-72, also played at the XL Center. Dan Hurley and the dominating Huskies are hoping they can continue their hot win streak as they head to Newark, New Jersey, to face off against #11 ranked Florida State. UConn hopes to improve their record to 8-2 and continue on their winning streak.