Newton leads five players in double figures in No. 6 UConn's 107-67 rout of Stonehill College
Sat, Nov 11, 2023
NCAAB News (AP)
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Tristen Newton scored 22 points Saturday to lead No. 6 UConn to a 107-67 rout of Stonehill College.
Freshman Stephon Castle had 17 points, eight rebounds and five assists for the defending national champions, who have won 19 consecutive nonconference games, which includes last season's run through the NCAA Tournament.
Donovan Clingan added 16 points in 17 minutes; Alex Karaban scored 15 points; and Cam Spencer added 12 for the Huskies (2-0).
Jackson Benigni had 22 points to lead Stonehill (1-2), which is in its second year of Division I basketball.
Clingan, on a minutes restriction while recovering from a foot injury in the preseason, opened the scoring with a layup. He had six points in UConn's opening 12-0 run, which forced the Skyhawks into a zone.
It didn't help.
Newton hit his first three 3-point attempts and had 14 points by halftime. UConn led 52-30 at the break.
The Huskies opened the second half with a 26-4 run in just over seven minutes and cruised from there.
UConn outscored Stonehill 56-26 in the paint and outrebounded the Skyhawks 42-26.
Stonehill: The Skyhawks were coming off a 57-44 victory over Army on Thursday night. They play No. 16 Kentucky next week. The program, still in its transition from Division II, won't be eligible for the NEC Tournament until next season and can't play in the NCAA Tournament 2026-27.
UConn: The Huskies non-conference schedule gets much tougher with games against Indiana and either Louisville or No. 18 Texas later this month. They play in December at No. 1 Kansas and against No. 11 Gonzaga and No. 19 North Carolina.
Stonehill: Travels to Philadelphia to take on Saint Joseph's on Tuesday night.
UConn: The Huskies host Mississippi Valley State in Hartford on Tuesday.
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