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Connecticut 84, Buffalo 64

(AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

By WILLIAM S. PAXTON
Associated Press

HARTFORD, Conn. - Tristen Newton had 22 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds to lead No. 25 UConn past Buffalo 84-64.

Joey Calcaterra came off the bench to score 15 points and Nahiem Alleyne added 12 for the Huskies (3-0).

Armoni Foster led the Bulls (1-2) with 11 points.

The Huskies were missing two injured starters (Jordan Hawkins and Andre Jackson), and preseason Big East Player of the Year Adama Sanogo got into foul trouble, but the newly acquired veterans in its backcourt brought UConn to life.

Newton was an offseason transfer from East Carolina, Calcaterra came by way of San Diego and Alleyne from Virginia Tech.

Sanogo, who averaged 23 points in UConn's first two games, scored a season-low 11 points. He picked up his third foul less than a minute into the second half with UConn leading 44-28. When he returned, the Huskies' lead had grown to 63-39.

The Huskies struggled at the onset, hitting only 4 of 22 from the field, including a stretch of 11 straight misses.

Isaiah Adams gave Buffalo its final lead at 14-13 with 8:55 left in the first half.

Newton and Calcaterra reinvigorated the Huskies. Newton scored 12 of his 15 first-half points and Calcaterra adding 10 during a 31-14 closing run that pushed UConn in front 44-28 at the half.

BIG PICTURE

After winning two straight, Buffalo has fallen to .500 as it grinds through one of the toughest nonconference schedules in the Mid-American Conference.

UConn opened the week by cracking the AP Top 25 and showed it belongs there with a dominant victory.

November 15, 2022


Buffalo
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
I. Adams F 36 3-10 0-0 1-5 1-4 0 0 0 2 3 7
J. Smith F 20 2-5 2-2 0-0 1-4 0 0 1 1 5 6
A. Foster G 24 3-5 4-6 1-1 0-2 1 0 1 6 0 11
Z. Powell G 23 1-10 0-0 0-2 1-6 2 0 2 3 1 2
C. Jones G 21 2-6 1-2 1-2 0-3 3 0 1 1 4 6
L. Hardnett   32 3-5 1-2 1-2 1-3 0 0 1 1 4 8
K. Blocker   18 5-7 0-0 1-3 0-0 2 0 0 1 0 11
I. Jack   16 4-4 1-1 0-0 0-3 1 2 1 0 5 9
D. Ceaser   7 2-6 0-0 0-2 0-1 0 0 0 2 0 4
K. Jones   1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 1 1 1 0
Z. Williamson   1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals   199 25-58
(.431)
9-13
(.692)
5-17
(.294)
5-29 9 2 8 18 23 64


UConn
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
A. Karaban F 33 4-8 1-2 1-4 2-4 1 3 0 3 1 10
A. Sanogo F 22 4-11 2-2 1-1 1-6 0 0 2 2 3 11
N. Alleyne G 39 4-11 3-3 1-7 2-3 2 0 0 1 2 12
T. Newton G 36 4-14 14-17 0-5 1-10 11 1 4 3 0 22
H. Diarra G 16 1-3 1-2 0-1 0-1 2 0 2 2 3 3
J. Calcaterra   31 6-9 0-0 3-5 2-2 1 0 2 2 0 15
D. Clingan   18 5-5 1-2 0-0 3-8 0 2 1 2 3 11
R. Springs   4 0-2 0-0 0-0 1-3 0 0 0 0 1 0
A. Roumoglou   1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals   200 28-63
(.444)
22-28
(.786)
6-23
(.261)
14-42 17 6 11 15 13 84
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