TULSA, Okla. - University of Connecticut freshman guard Daniel Hamilton (Los Angeles, Calif.) recorded his third-ever double-double, tallying a career-best 16 points in a losing effort for UConn ,which fell to Tulsa, 66-58, on the road Tuesday night. The Huskies dropped to 9-6 overall and 2-2 in American Athletic Conference play, while the Golden Hurricane (11-5) now sit at 4-0 in league action.
Connecticut sophomore guard Terrence Samuel (Brooklyn, N.Y.) added a career-high 12 points, while sophomore center Amida Brimah (Accra, Ghana) chipped in 11 points, as he reached double-figures for the ninth time this season.
James Woodard scored 21 points for Tulsa, which held off a rally by UConn in the first-ever meeting as American Conference foes.
Shaquille Harrison scored 11 of his 12 points in the second half to give Tulsa its sixth straight win. Rashad Smith added 12.
Harrison's rare 3-pointer pushed Tulsa's lead to 62-49 with 2:58 to play.
Trailing 55-39, UConn rallied behind the shooting of Hamilton. He made a trio of 3-pointers down the stretch, the last of which pulled the Huskies within 62-55 with 2:08 left.
Woodard had two 3-pointers and a layup as Tulsa expanded a 30-24 halftime lead to 50-35 midway through the second half.
The Huskies return to action on Saturday when they conclude their con-conference schedule against Stanford at Maples Pavilion in Palo Alto, Calif. Tip-off is set for 9 p.m. ET and the game can be seen on ESPN2. UConn is 4-1 all-time against the Cardinal.
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