Another team fell from the unbeaten ranks as No. 2 UConn made their way to No. 22 Xavier and lost 83-73 in decisive fashion on Saturday. The Musketeers pulled off an upset after leading for much of the game, closing out the win with the biggest lead in the closing minutes, as he took home a 10-point win in front of a rowdy Xavier crowd at the Cintas Center. I was. As a result, he has two teams (Purdue and New Mexico) remaining undefeated in the college hoops.
UConn looked poised to pick up another comfortable win after fumbling mid-run several times this season. He took a seven-point lead in the second half and on several occasions looked like he was going to take control or at least make things interesting. But with 2:25 remaining and UConn two points behind him, Huskies coach Dan his Harley was hit technically for yelling “I can’t believe it!”
“It’s tough,” Hurley said when asked about the technical foul. “As the game progresses, you’re probably noticing the free-throw discrepancies. You see that. It’s woven into your mind… I wish I hadn’t said ‘I can’t believe it,’ but my Put yourself in your shoes and think about it.need to consider [foul discrepancy and a tense environment].”
Xavier lit out on both sides in the second half, forcing 10 turnovers in the final 20 minutes, converting to 14 points and hitting 13 of 26 shots from the field in the final frame.
Xavier big man Jack Nunge, who was not at 100% due to illness, was able to play 24 minutes and scored 15 points, doing a great job defending UConn superstar big man Adama Sanogo. Both Zach Fremantle and Colby Jones tied for a team-high 16 points, with transfer Sule Boom contributing 11 points.
The game’s story was how Xavier played to its strengths and how UConn got out of its rhythm. Xavier dominated the inside with his 40 points and he scored 40 against UConn’s 28, forcing 16 total turnovers and regularly free throwing him for easy points. I was able to reach the line of Sanogo scored his 18 points on 17 shots and his teammate Andre Jackson Jr. added his 14, but on offense his UConn couldn’t find consistency and finished the game overall. Couldn’t keep up with his Xavier and its myriad of aggressive outbursts.