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UConn Edges Texas on the Road, 71-66

Dec. 29, 2015

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Rodney Purvis scored 18 points and led a second-half rally as Connecticut beat Texas, 71-66, Tuesday night, snapping the Longhorns' six-game winning streak.

Shonn Miller and Daniel Hamilton added 13 points apiece for UConn (9-3), which has won four straight.

Freshman Tevin Mack led Texas (8-4) with a season-best 20 points, and Isaiah Taylor scored 19.

Texas led 53-52 after Mack made his fifth 3-pointer of the game with 8:18 remaining. Then Purvis asserted himself with two driving shots, an assist on a basket by Jalen Adams and a 3-pointer that gave UConn a 61-55 lead with 4:27 left.

After Taylor missed the front end of a one-and-one free-throw opportunity with 3:49 remaining, Purvis made another basket.

Six straight points by Taylor pulled Texas within two, 65-63, with 33 seconds left, but UConn made six throws in the final 27 seconds, including four by former Longhorn Sterling Gibbs.


 

 

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