By Harry Allison
Despite its scoring troubles in the first half, UConn managed to keep it close, thanks in large to its rebounding.
Sophomore Jalen Gaffney drilled a 3-pointer with 7:56 remaining in the half to give UConn a 19-18 lead — its first since R.J. Cole’s 3-pointer to start the game.
Then, Maryland went on a 10-0 run and closed it out 63-54.
Eric Ayala, Scott and Aaron Wiggins each hit a 3-pointer over a minute-and-a-half stretch.
The Huskies went four minutes without scoring after Jalen Gaffney’s three. Senior Tyler Polley pulled UConn within six points with a 3-pointer at the 3:38 mark, but Darryl Morsell responded with a 3-pointer on the other end to cancel it out.