No. 4 UConn pounds UNH, sets nonconference rout streak
Donovan Clingan scored a career-high 29 points as No. 4 UConn beat New Hampshire 84-64 in Storrs, Conn., on Monday night and made Division I history in the process.
It was UConn's 24th straight nonconference victory by double digits. The Huskies (7-0) shared the record of 23 consecutive nonconference wins by at least 10 points with North Carolina, which began its streak in 2008. UConn's run began in November 2002 and includes all six wins en route to the 2023 national championship.
Clingan made his first 10 field-goal attempts and finished 12 of 13 from the field. The Huskies had a 52-8 advantage in points in the paint.
Tristen Newton had 17 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists for the Huskies, who also received 17 points from Cam Spencer.
New Hampshire (4-3) trailed by 15 at halftime and missed 13 of its first 14 field-goal attempts in the second half. The Wildcats went more than eight minutes without a field goal before Naim Miller sank a 3-pointer with 8:59 to play.
Jaxson Baker scored a team-high 20 points for New Hampshire, which was 15 of 29 from the free-throw line. Baker made a career-high six 3-pointers. Clarence Daniels and Ahmad Robinson each added 19 points for the Wildcats.
Thirteen of New Hampshire's 18 field goals were 3-pointers. UConn shot 4 of 28 from behind the arc.
It was an 8-8 game early, but UConn scored 20 of the next 23 points to take a 28-11 lead with 8:49 left in the first half. New Hampshire was within nine after a Baker 3-pointer cut the UConn lead to 32-23 with 5:03 remaining in the half, but the hosts led 45-30 at halftime.
Eight of New Hampshire's 11 field goals in the first half were 3-pointers. Baker made five of his seven 3-point attempts in the first 20 minutes of action and had a team-high 15 points at halftime. Clingan led all scorers in the first half with 16 points. He made each of his seven field-goal attempts.
UConn had a 28-point lead -- its largest lead of the game -- with 9:17 to play.
--Field Level Media
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