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Final Score: UConn Downs Ohio State, 75-55

The Huskies got off to a remarkable start in this game, taking a big lead into the halftime break and holding on for a much-needed win.

Ian Bethune - The UConn Blog

The string of bad starts which had been plaguing the Huskies ended today as UConn rode a 21-6 run in the middle of the first half and never looked back, defeating the Ohio State Buckeyes, 75-55, at Gampel Pavilion.

The Huskies saw resurgent performances from Omar Calhoun and Shonn Miller, who had been relatively unproductive lately. Calhoun led UConn with 14 points, going a perfect 5-of-5 from the field with four three-pointers off the bench. Miller helped UConn set the tone early on and made his presence in the post felt throughout, finishing with 11 points and 9 rebounds.

This game saw a significant tightening of the rotation, as seven players logged the majority of the minutes for the Huskies today. The five usual starters (Brimah, Miller, Hamilton, Purvis, Gibbs) were supported by Calhoun and freshman point guard Jalen Adams, who played 28 minutes, scoring 11 points, grabbing four rebounds and dishing four assists.

Daniel Hamilton had a relatively quiet game, but he showed up when UConn needed it. The versatile sophomore finished with nine points and four rebounds.

The Huskies shot an incredible 60.4% from the field this afternoon.

The Huskies will not be in action for a while to focus on finals next week. They will be playing next on Sunday, December 20, against UMass Lowell at 4pm in the XL Center.