MEMPHIS – If things go according to Dan Hurley’s plan, UConn will look something like what Houston currently looks like in a few years.
That would mean the Huskies would be Final Four contenders. Because that’s what Houston looked like on Friday afternoon.
With an impressive mix of talent, athleticism, depth, speed and size, the top-seeded Cougars thoroughly dominated UConn from the opening tap en route to an 84-45 victory in an American Athletic Conference tournament quarterfinal game at FedExForum.
Houston got off to an 11-0 start, led 18-7 and, after the Huskies’ only real run of the game, led by 14 at halftime.
The Cougars opened the latter half with a head-spinning run, leaving the final 12 minutes as little more than a final coda on Jalen Adams’ collegiate career.
Adams entered the game needing 20 points to overtake former Houston guard Rob Gray, Jr. as the AAC’s all-time leading scorer. He finished with 15, to go with 10 rebounds for his third double-double of the season.
Josh Carlton also notched a double-double for the Huskies with 13 points and 11 boards.
UConn finishes its season 16-17 overall, its third straight season finishing below .500.
No. 12 Houston will face either Memphis or UCF in the AAC tourney semifinals.
Source:: Daily times