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Connecticut 74, Oklahoma State 64

(AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

By WILLIAM S. PAXTON
Associated Press

STORRS, Conn. - Jordan Hawkins scored a career-high 26 points to lead unbeaten No. 8 UConn past Oklahoma State 74-64 in the Big East-Big 12 Battle.

Adama Sanogo added 20 points and Andre Jackson scored 11 for the Huskies (9-0).

It was the smallest margin of victory for UConn so far this season. The Huskies' next closest was an 82-67 win over then-No. 18 Alabama last Friday at the Phil Knight Invitational in Portland, Oregon.

Kalib Boone scored 15 points to lead the Cowboys (5-3). Avery Anderson III added 14.

Hawkins, a sophomore, had 18 points at the half as UConn dominated the final eight minutes to build a 48-31 lead.

Tyreek Smith's three-point play gave OSU its final lead, 28-25 with 7:27 remaining.

UConn responded with a 15-0 run, including eight points from the foul line, over the next 4:27. The Huskies dominated at the foul line, hitting 15 of 19 in the half compared to OSU's 4-for-4.

The Cowboys didn't cut the deficit under double digits until the final minute of the game.

Hawkins' previous career high was 20 points earlier this season against North Carolina-Wilmington.

BIG PICTURE

The Cowboys played their highest-ranked opponent since losing to No. 7 Baylor last season on Feb. 21. OSU is 1-4 against top-10 opponents since the start of last season.

UConn is off to its best start since 2013-14, when it also began 9-0. The program's best start was 19-0 by the 1998-99 team, which went on to win the school's first national championship.

December 1, 2022


Oklahoma State
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
K. Boone F 34 5-12 5-7 0-0 5-8 0 1 1 2 2 15
M. Cisse C 16 0-2 0-0 0-0 2-10 0 1 0 2 5 0
A. Anderson III G 31 5-13 4-4 0-1 2-5 0 0 2 3 4 14
J. Wright G 29 2-6 2-2 1-3 0-3 0 0 1 3 1 7
B. Thompson G 21 3-10 2-2 0-2 1-1 0 0 0 2 4 8
C. Asberry   27 3-4 2-2 3-4 0-2 3 0 0 3 3 11
T. Smith   18 3-4 1-2 0-0 1-3 0 1 0 1 2 7
C. Harris Jr.   13 1-3 0-0 0-0 0-0 2 0 0 0 1 2
Q. Williams   9 0-2 0-0 0-1 0-2 0 0 0 0 3 0
Totals   198 22-56
(.393)
16-19
(.842)
4-11
(.364)
13-39 5 3 4 17 25 64


UConn
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
A. Karaban F 37 1-4 2-2 0-3 0-6 1 1 1 1 4 4
A. Sanogo F 32 7-14 6-8 0-2 3-6 0 1 2 2 1 20
J. Hawkins G 35 6-13 9-12 5-9 1-2 1 1 0 0 2 26
A. Jackson Jr. G 30 4-7 2-2 1-3 2-7 6 0 3 0 3 11
T. Newton G 28 1-5 0-0 0-2 1-2 1 0 2 2 2 2
J. Calcaterra   11 2-6 3-4 2-2 0-0 1 0 0 0 1 9
N. Alleyne   10 0-2 0-0 0-1 1-2 1 0 0 0 1 0
H. Diarra   8 0-3 0-1 0-1 0-1 0 0 0 1 0 0
D. Clingan   7 0-2 2-4 0-0 2-2 0 0 0 0 2 2
Totals   198 21-56
(.375)
24-33
(.727)
8-23
(.348)
13-35 11 3 8 7 16 74
Officials: Ray Natili, Ron Groover, Bert Smith




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