DeAndre Daniels scored 16 points on 6-of-6 shooting and Omar
Calhoun nailed four 3-pointers en route to 16 points as Connecticut
(9-0) went 14-for-25 from beyond the arc. Niels Giffey led the
reserves with 12 points and Shabazz Napier recorded eight assists,
five rebounds and four steals to go along with seven points.
Xavier Pollard had 20 points to lead Maine (1-7), which has lost six
straight. Zarko Valjarevic added 13 points on 5-of-7 shooting for
the Black Bears.
The Huskies took control with a 19-3 run through the midpoint of the
first half, getting 3-pointers from Calhoun, Lasan Kromah and Giffey
during the burst. Napier and Daniels hit back-to-back 3-pointers to
spark a 13-2 spurt later in the half and Connecticut took a 54-31
lead into the break.
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Calhoun hit back-to-back 3-pointers early in the second half
to begin a string of six straight made field goals as the
Huskies stretched the lead to 75-42. The lead reached 39 points
before Connecticut emptied the bench.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Connecticut C Amida Brimah blocked four shots.
The Huskies have held the lead at the half in each of their
first nine games.
The Black Bears were crushed on the boards
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