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No. 21 UConn sends Hoyas to university-report 18th reduction in row


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R.J. Cole scored 18 points and No. 21 UConn excelled from behind the arc while sending Georgetown to its college-history 18th straight decline, 86-77 Sunday.

Connecticut (21-7, 12-5 Huge East) shot 11 of 20 on 3-tips. Seven distinct Huskies made at least a person 3.

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Isaiah Whaley scored 14 factors and Tyler Polley and Jordan Hawkins each added 11 as UConn matched its longest profitable streak of the season at 5. Adama Sanogo, averaging over 15 points for each activity, completed with six immediately after fouling out in 18 minutes.

Georgetown (6-22, -17) remained winless in meeting participate in. Mentor Patrick Ewing, who starred for the Hoyas in the 1980s and gained a countrywide championship and appeared in a few Ultimate Fours as a participant, has posted just one successful period in his 5 at the helm of his alma mater. His vocation history is 68-81.

Connecticut forward Tyler Polley (12) shoots against Georgetown forward Jalin Billingsley (4) and guard Dante Harris (2) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022, in Washington.

Connecticut ahead Tyler Polley (12) shoots towards Georgetown ahead Jalin Billingsley (4) and guard Dante Harris (2) through the initially fifty percent of an NCAA faculty basketball match, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022, in Washington.
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Dante Harris scored 23, Aminu Mohammed added 16 and Donald Carey experienced 13 for the Hoyas.

Cole manufactured his fourth 3 of the video game appropriate in entrance of the Huskies bench to increase UConn’s lead to 66-46 with 11:27 remaining, forcing Ewing to connect with timeout. The Howard transfer shot 4 of 6 on 3-tips.

UConn led 41-26 at halftime and pushed the direct to 81-59 with 2:53 remaining ahead of Georgetown ended the activity with a late run.

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UConn: The Huskies remained in 3rd put – a activity in advance of Creighton – with one particular week left to enjoy prior to the Large East Tournament commences at Madison Sq. Yard on March 9. Coach Dan Hurley has the Huskies in wonderful form to make consecutive NCAA Tournaments for the first time given that 2011-12 underneath previous coach Jim Calhoun.

Georgetown: The Hoyas have clinched their 1st very last-put finish in the Significant East considering that the league started in the 1979-80 period and are now closing in on equally a school history for losses and the document for convention losses in a season. Final year’s unbelievable four-day run to the Hoyas’ record eighth convention event title that seemed to go a very long way in the direction of cementing Ewing’s work position now seems like a matter of the distant earlier.

UP Future

UConn: Visits Creighton on Wednesday and finishes the common year at home versus DePaul on Saturday.

Georgetown: Travels to Seton Corridor on Wednesday and ends the regular year at Xavier on Saturday.

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