STORRS, Conn. (AP) – No. 21 Connecticut found its 3-point shot in time to avoid an upset at the hands of Stony Brook.
The Huskies (5-1) hit their final eight attempts from behind the arc Sunday to rally for a 73-62 victory.
Niels Giffey came off the bench to score a career-high 15 points and grab eight rebounds for UConn and Shabazz Napier had 15 of his 19 points in the second half.
Omar Calhoun added 14 points. The three players combined to go 9 of 16 from 3-point range. The team finished 10 of 22.
“(Stony Brook) packed it in, packed it in, they dared us to shoot 3s,” said UConn coach Kevin Ollie. “Once we started getting in and understanding our offense and drawing two and taking an advantage, we started kicking it out and our guys were wide open.”
Dave Coley led Stony Brook (4-2) with 15 points and Tommy Brenton added 14.
The Seawolves led 33-26 early in the second half after a 10-0 run that overlapped with halftime.
“We came out with great energy in the first half and we were winning, so there was no