Recap: Cincinnati 70 – UConn 58

Recap: Cincinnati dealt UConn another blow to its NCAA chances with a 70-58 win at Fifth Third Arena in Cincinnati on Thursday night.

Need to Know: Troy Caupain scored 20 points before being ejected for Cincinnati and the Bearcats (15-5, 6-2)scored 70 points on 48.8 percent shooting taking advantage of 17 UConn turnovers. For the Huskies, Ryan Boatright scored 20 of his 22 points in the second half, but had little help as the Huskies trailed by as many as 14 and shot 32.8 percent from the floor against stifling defense. For UConn, the Huskies are now 11-8, 4-3 in the American, and unable to put together any significant win streak.

Links: Box score  | Recap

Next up: UConn plays at Houston on Sunday.


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Cassell Jr. out with stress fracture

Sam Cassell Jr. will miss a “couple of weeks” with a stress fracture in his right tibia.

Cassell has been bothered by the injury for a while, head coach Kevin Ollie said. The medical staff decided to have him sit out a couple of weeks to help the injury heal.

In 18 games this season, Cassell is averaging 3.9 points per game.

He arrived in Cincinnati on crutches on Wednesday night (Courant, Jan. 29).

Boykin, Collier, KLS to play in McDonald’s game

By Carl Adamec

HARTFORD, Conn. — It hasn’t been the senior year that De’Janae Boykin had hoped for yet.

Coming off a summer that saw her win gold medals with the United States national team at the U-17 world championships and the Youth Olympic Games, the 6-foot-2 forward from Springdale, Maryland, has been sidelined for about five weeks with what proved to be a fractured right wrist. Earlier this month she had a one-hour outpatient surgery to aid her recovery.

But things are looking up. Boykin will be re-examined Friday and hopes to be back in action in a couple of weeks to be ready to help C.H. Flowers High during the postseason rush in March. On Tuesday, she and fellow Class of 2015 University of Connecticut recruits Napheesa Collier and Katie Lou Samuelson were among 15 players named to the Naismith Trophy midseason team. Then on Wednesday the trio picked up another honor as they were selected to take part in the McDonald’s High School All-America Game to be played April 1 at the United Center in Chicago.
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Stokes records triple-double as Huskies roll

By Carl Adamec

HARTFORD, Conn. — The University of Connecticut women’s basketball team went almost 25 years between triple-doubles.

Now the Huskies have three in the last 14 months.

Senior Kiah Stokes had 10 points, 11 rebounds, and a school-record 10 blocked shots Wednesday as No. 2 UConn blasted East Carolina 87-32 in American Athletic Conference action before 7,269 at the XL Center.
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