UConn coasts past Boston U. on strength of Adama Sanogo's 27 points
Field Level Media
Nov 11, 2022
Adama Sanogo poured in 27 points and 15 rebounds as UConn cruised past Boston University 86-57 on Friday night in Storrs, Conn.
Sanogo made 12 of 15 shots to lead the Huskies (2-0) to their seventh straight win over BU (1-1). Naheim Alleyne and Tristen Newton each added 11 points, while Donovan Clingan and Alex Karaban went for 10 apiece.
UConn led by double digits for 35:19 of action.
Following his 27-point performance in the Terriers' season opener, Walter Whyte once again paced Boston University, supplying 19 points on 6-of-11 shooting. Daman Tate was BU's only other player to score in double figures, notching 11 points.
The Terriers weren't able to find their 3-point stroke all night, finishing 2-for-12 (16.7 percent) from beyond the arc. They were also outscored 38-24 in the paint.
Connecticut ran away with things with just under 13 minutes left in the second half, using a 12-0 surge to double its 12-point advantage. BU pulled within 19 twice, but that was the closest it would get.
Karaban had five points during the run, and the Huskies shot a blistering 61.5 percent from the field (16 of 26) through the final 20 minutes of play.
The Terriers scored just four points in the final 4:19.
Hassan Diarra converted a pair of free throws with 5 1/2 minutes left in the first to give UConn its second 19-point lead of the half.
Boston University shaved the deficit down to 12 thanks to a free throw barrage and baskets from Whyte and Fletcher Tynen, but Sanogo scored the final five points ahead of the break to send UConn into halftime with a 40-23 lead.
The Huskies got off to an extremely fast start, putting together an 11-0 run through the first 4:41. BU didn't get on the board until Whyte's free throw with 14:26 left in the first half, and Tynen sunk the Terriers' first field goal four minutes later.
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