HARTFORD, Conn. — Shonn Miller scored 18 points, and Connecticut rolled to a 60-42 victory over Tulane on Tuesday night.
Miller shot 7 of 16 from the floor. Omar Calhoun added 12 points for the Huskies (13-5, 4-2 AAC), who have won eight of their past 10 games. It was the fewest points Connecticut has given up since beating Sacred Heart 92-49 on Dec. 2.
Louis Dabney scored 15 points to lead Tulane (8-12, 1-6), which has lost six of seven.
Miller scored 12 points in the first half on 5-of-8 shooting to help the Huskies build their largest lead, 28-9 with 6:25 left in the first half, and they led 32-18 at halftime. Tulane shot 2-of-15 from the floor during the Huskies’ run, and missed eight straight shots before Malik Morgan’s jumper made it 13-7 at the 12-minute mark.
The Green Wave, which shot 18.8 percent (6 of 32) in the first half, made just four free throws in the final 4:00 before the break. Dylan Osetkowski was the only Tulane player to make more than one field goal in the half, scoring seven points on 2-of-7 shooting, but he didn’t score in the second half.
Dabney made back-to-back 3-pointers to cut Connecticut’s lead to 36-28. Dabney added two jumpers, and Blake Paul made a pair of free throws to pull Tulane to 43-36 with 9:48 left. The Huskies used a 15-0 run to push their lead to 58-36 with 2:18 to play. The Green Wave missed eight shots and had four turnovers during the stretch.
Connecticut made just 19 of 35 shots from the field for 36 percent, and scored its fewest points since losing to Temple, 55-53 on Jan. 5.
Tulane shot 26 percent on 14-of-54 shooting.
Tulane visits Cincinnati on Sunday.