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Connecticut 86, North Carolina-Wilmington 50

(AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

By WILLIAM S. PAXTON
Associated Press

STORRS, Conn. - Junior Adama Sanogo scored 24 points to lead No. 25 UConn to an 86-50 victory over the University of North Carolina-Wilmington.

Sophomore Jordan Hawkins returned from concussion protocol to add a career-high 20 points for the unbeaten Huskies (4-0). Hawkins was 5 of 8 on 3-pointers. Freshman Alex Karaban finished with 12 points.

The Seahawks (1-3) were led by Shykeim Phillips and Jamarii Thomas, who each had 16 points.

The Huskies led 40-28 at the half with 17 points coming from Sanogo and 11 from Hawkins. After battling foul trouble and scoring a season-low 11 points against Buffalo, Sanogo was dominant inside, hitting 6 of 9 shots in the half and 8 for 12 overall, with two misses coming on 3-pointers.

Hawkins returned to the lineup after missing two games with a concussion, which he suffered in the season opener against Stonehill. The sophomore went 3 for 3 on 3-pointers in the opening half and scored six of the Huskies' final nine points on a trey and a three-point play.

The second half was all UConn, which outscored the Seahawks 26-6 in the opening 10 minutes to take a commanding 32-point lead, 66-34.

BIG PICTURE:

UNC-Wilmington has struggled against top-tier programs early in the season, but the schedule gets a bit easier from here.

UConn continues to roll along against mid-major programs as it builds some momentum going into the Phil Knight Invitational next week in Portland.

November 18, 2022


UNCW
Player FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
A. Kelly 1-7 2-2 1-3 5-6 0 0 0 2 2 5
M. Harden-Hayes 1-3 0-0 0-0 1-4 0 0 0 1 0 2
S. Phillips 5-16 6-9 0-1 0-2 2 0 0 0 3 16
D. Newby 2-6 1-1 1-3 0-0 0 0 0 2 3 6
T. White 1-3 0-0 0-1 0-1 0 0 0 1 2 2
V. Enoh 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 0 3 0
J. Harvey 1-5 0-0 0-3 0-0 0 1 0 2 0 2
N. Farrar 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
E. Van Der Heijden 0-3 0-0 0-2 3-6 0 1 1 1 2 0
J. Thomas 6-8 3-4 1-1 1-4 2 0 1 3 2 16
K. McGriff 0-0 0-2 0-0 1-2 1 0 2 0 2 0
N. Ross 0-3 1-2 0-1 0-1 0 1 2 0 1 1
Totals 17-55
(.309)
13-20
(.650)
3-15
(.200)
15-35 5 3 6 12 20 50


UConn
Player FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
T. Newton 2-4 4-5 0-1 1-3 4 0 0 0 3 8
N. Alleyne 3-7 0-0 2-4 0-1 1 0 0 1 4 8
A. Sanogo 8-12 8-8 0-2 0-5 1 0 0 0 1 24
J. Hawkins 7-13 1-2 5-8 0-1 2 0 2 2 0 20
A. Karaban 3-6 3-4 3-6 1-5 2 1 0 1 1 12
J. Calcaterra 2-3 2-2 0-1 0-5 2 0 0 1 2 6
R. Springs 1-1 2-2 0-0 0-2 0 0 0 0 0 4
A. Jackson Jr. 1-2 0-0 0-0 1-3 5 2 1 1 3 2
H. Diarra 0-3 0-0 0-0 1-2 3 0 0 3 3 0
D. Clingan 1-1 0-0 0-0 1-6 0 2 0 1 2 2
A. Roumoglou 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Totals 28-52
(.538)
20-23
(.870)
10-22
(.455)
7-37 20 5 3 11 19 86




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