Rodney Purvis led the Huskies with 19 points.
UConn faces Tulsa in the Conference Semifinals on Saturday on 5 p.m.
The Huskies will face Cincinnati in the Conference Quarterfinals on Friday (9 p.m.)
UConn had a tough loss to Memphis on Thursday, but Boatright will lead team rest of way.
Sunday marked the first win over a ranked opponent for UConn this year
UConn vs Arizona State NIT (photo by Stephen Slade)
UConn vs SMU AAC Championship Game (photo by Stephen Slade)
UConn vs Tulsa AAC Tournament (photo by Stephen Slade)
UConn vs Cincinnati AAC Tournament (photo by Stephen Slade)
UConn vs USF AAC Tournament (photo by Stephen Slade)
While at UConn: Served as a UConn captain as a senior in 2014-15... Earned American Athletic All-Conference honors in his final season at UConn... Voted the 2014-15 American Athletic Conference Preseason Player of the Year and was a unanimous Preseason First Team All-Conference pick by the league’s coaches... Appeared in 128 games, starting 110, averaging 14.0 points, 3.8 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 1.4 steals per game... Tallied double-digit points in 92 of 128 career games, including 25 of 30 as a sophomore... Finished his UConn career ranked No. 8 on the all-time scoring list with 1,786 points... Led the Huskies in points, steals, assists, 3-pointers and free throw percentage in his senior season... 2014 USBWA All-District I Team ... 2013 USBWA All-District I Team.
As a Senior in 2014-15: Started 34 of UConn’s 35 games, averaging a team and conference-leading 17.4 points per game... Earned American Athletic First Team All-Conference honors and was named to the All-Tournament Team Reached at least 20 points 14 times... Tallied a career-high 31 points against Houston (2/1), making a career-best 10 field goals... His 45.4 percent from the 3-point line in league play ranked first in the conference... Connected on a career-high seven 3-pointers against ECU (2/4)... Also led the team in steals (46) and assists (129)... Grabbed a career-high nine rebounds against Tulane (2/7)... Tabbed as the American Athletic Conference Player of the Week twice (11/24, 2/9)... Was named to the Conference’s Honor Roll nine times this season... Selected as one of the 17 finalists for the 2015 Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Award.As a Junior in 2013-14: Appeared in 39 of UConn's 40 games, starting 38 of them, averaging 12.1 points, 3.4 assists, 1.6 steals and a career-best 3.5 rebounds... Averaged 13.5 points and 5.0 rebounds in the Final Four and was named to the All-Final Four team... Was third on the team in scoring (13.7) in the NCAA Tournament... Tied a season-high with four steals in the Elite Eight against Michigan State (3/30)... Recorded a career-high two blocks against Boston College (11/21)... Tallied a season-high 21 points against Memphis (2/15)... His 131 assists tied a career-high for a season and he was second on the team in free throw percentage (79.8)... Was one of four Huskies to average double-digit point totals in the inaugural American Athletic Conference Tournament... Scored in double-figures in 27 of 39 games and in all six of UConn's NCAA Tournament games.. Was second on the team with 61 steals, which were the most ever for him in a season... Averaged 11.8 and 3.5 rebounds in conference play... Led UConn in scoring in three games.
As a Sophomore in 2012-13: Started all 30 contests, ranking 10th in the Big East in scoring with 15.4 points, ninth in assists with 4.4, 12th in steals with 1.5 per game and averaged 2.9 rebounds... Led Huskies with 131 total assists... Recorded double digits in 25 of 30 games, including seven 20-plus point games... Big East Honor Roll, week of Dec. 24... Scored a game-high 22 points, including 14-for-15 from the free throw line at Cincinnati... Handed out a career-high eight assists in a double-overtime loss to No. 7 Georgetown... Led all scorers with 17 points in a victory over No. 6 Syracuse... Set a career high with 26 points, including 20 in the first half, while adding seven assists against Fordham... Finished with 21 points on 8-of-10 shooting, including a career-high five three pointers against Maryland Eastern Shore... Notched 18 points, four assists and six steals against NC State in the Jimmy V Classic... Named to the Paradise Jam All-Tournament Team... Helped lead UConn over No. 14 Michigan State in the Armed Forces Classic with 13 points, four assists and five steals.
As a Freshman in 2011-12: Appeared in 25 games, averaging 10.4 points, 3.3 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.2 steals... Averaged 9.4 points, 3.0 rebounds and 4.1 assists in Big East play... Averaged 11.3 points, 4.0 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game in the Big East Tournament... Finished with 19 points and 7 assists against DePaul in the BIG EAST Tournament... Totaled 14 points with four three-pointers to go with six assists against No. 2 Syracuse... Recorded double-digit points in his first three collegiate games... In his first collegiate game, totaled 14 points, three assists and hit three clutch free throws at the end of regulation time to help UConn's overtime win over Florida State in the third-place game at the Battle 4 Atlantis.
Before UConn: Max Preps All-American... Named Illinois Co-Mr. Basketball... First Team All-State selection as a senior... ESPNChicago.com Player of the Year... Averaged 31.2 points per game as a senior at East Aurora High School... Recorded more than 40 points in seven games as a senior, including nights with 55 and 63 points.
Personal Information: Ryan Jamar Boatright... Born December 27, 1992... Son of Tanesha Boatright and Mike McAllister... Has three siblings, Michael, Dasia and Deahjay.