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Connecticut 62, Creighton 48

Connecticut 62, Creighton 48

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STORRS, Conn. - Donovan Clingan came off the bench to score six points in 16 minutes in his first game back from an injury and No. 1 UConn used a stifling defense to beat No. 18 Creighton 62-48.

Tristen Newton scored 16 points for the Huskies (16-2, 6-1 Big East), who were playing their first game ranked No. 1 since 2009. Cam Spencer and Alex Karaban each had 13 points.

Clingan, a 7-foot-2 sophomore, missed five games with a tendon injury in his right foot.

Steven Ashworth led Creighton (13-5, 4-3) with 14 points while Baylor Scheierman, who came into the game averaging 18 points a game, added 12.

UConn outscored Creighton 36-20 in the paint and outrebounded the Bluejays 48-32.

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Connecticut athletics press release

January 17, 2024





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