Rashad Anderson found an ideal way to head into the holiday break. The Connecticut swingman made all seven of his three-point attempts and...
STORRS, Conn. — Rashad Anderson found an ideal way to head into the holiday break. The Connecticut swingman made all seven of his three-point attempts and scored a career-high 33 points Friday in UConn’s 129-61 rout of Morehead State.
Anderson seemingly hit from every angle, whether he was open or had a defender on him.
“I just felt good. The last couple of weeks I’ve been in the gym a lot, before practice, after practice,” Anderson said. “It’s been paying off.”
Anderson was hospitalized with a life-threatening leg infection for nearly two weeks last season. He still has some weakness in the leg, he said.
The second-ranked Huskies (9-0) set a Gampel Pavilion record for offense. They fell one point short of the school record for points, set in 1993 against Tennessee Tech.
The 68-point margin matched the Eagles’ worst loss. Michigan State handed Morehead State a 121-53 loss in the 1992-93 season.
Morehead State (1-8) gave up the most points in school history and lost its eighth straight.
Rudy Gay had 18 points for the Huskies and finished with a career-best eight assists and six blocks.
Other Top 25 games
At No. 16 Maryland 81, American 55
Nik Caner-Medley and Chris McCray each scored 17 points and the Terrapins (8-2) beat the Eagles (3-7).
Ekene Ibekwe had 13 points and 11 rebounds for Maryland.
No. 18 Indiana 73, Butler 55
Marco Killingsworth scored 27 points and Robert Vaden added 22 to lead the Hoosiers (7-2) over the Bulldogs (6-5) at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Killingsworth’s three-point play with 4:22 left capped a 7-0 run and gave Indiana a 56-46 lead.
No. 19 Kentucky 73, Iona 67
Rajon Rondo had 13 points and Rekalin Sims added 11 as the Wildcats (8-3) beat the Gaels (7-1) at Freedom Hall in Louisville, Ky.
Steve Burtt had 23 points for Iona.
At No. 24 Ohio St. 74, Tennessee St. 65
Je’Kel Foster and Terence Dials each had 19 points as the Buckeyes (8-0) defeated the Tigers (2-4).
• Dan Nwaelele, from Inglemoor High School in Kenmore, scored 14 points to help host Air Force beat Lamar 73-50. The Falcons (10-1) have won eight in a row.
• Jim Boyle, who coached Saint Joseph’s from 1981 to 1990, died of lung cancer at his suburban Philadelphia home. He was 63. Boyle had a 151-114 record with the Hawks.