Four UConn players, including two freshmen, score in double figures.
Jalen Adams and Christian Vital combined for 39 points
Huskies Play Three-Seed Houston on Friday Night
Huskies Fighting for First-Round Bye
Kentan Facey finished with a team-high 15 points
UConn vs Cincinnati AAC Tournament Semifinal (photo by Stephen Slade)
AAC Tournament Semifinals - March 11, 2017
UConn vs Houston AAC Tournament (photo by Stephen Slade)
UConn vs USF AAC Tournament (photo by Stephen Slade)
UConn vs Cincinatti (photo by Stephen Slade)
As a Freshman in 2016-17: Finished season with 282 points, 110 rebounds, and 56 assists... Had 13 double-figure scoring games, inluding 10 of last 13 games... Posted season-high 18 points and 9 rebounds vs. Cincinnati in AAC Championship semifinals... Scored 12 points on 5-of-9 shooting in win vs. Houston in AAC Championship quarterfinals... Selected AAC Rookie of the Week on Jan. 30... Netted 13 points on 5-of-10 shooting vs. Memphis on Feb. 16...Scored 14 points and grabbed six rebounds vs. UCF on Feb. 11... First career double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds in win over Tulane on Jan. 28...Has then career-high of 17 points on 5-of-7 shooting from long range and five steals vs. USF on Jan. 25... Poured in 15 points on 5-of-11 shooting with five rebounds and 4 assists vs. Houston on Dec. 28... Scored 13 points with 3 steals off the bench vs. North Florida on Dec. 18... Recorded his first double-digit performance with 13 points vs. Boston University on Nov. 30.
Before UConn: Came to UConn as a combination guard, equally comfortable as either a point or shooting guard. Outstanding defensive player with three-point shooting range and solid ballhandling skills... Top 100 recruit... Attended St. Thomas More for two years, playing under Coach Jere Quinn... Averaged 16.8 ppg, 7.0 rebounds, and 2.2 assists in his last year, leading the Chancellors to a 31-7 record and the National Prep Championship finals... Named to the NEPSAC Class AAA first team... Selected to play in the Jordan Brand Classic regional game and recorded 13 points, 7 assists, and 4 steals to help Team New York to a 148-128 win... Played AAU ball with current UConn redshirt junior Terry Larrier... Before St. Thomas More, spent a year at Vermont Academy (Saxtons River, Vt.)... Played AAU ball with New York’s PSA
Personal Information: Christian Lucien Vital... Born March 21, 1997... Son of Rose Vital Williams... Has one younger sister and four younger brothers... Dean’s List student at St. Thomas More and Residential Assistant Advisor as a senior.