January 28, 2009

COL BKB: Connecticut 71, DePaul 49

Jerome Dyson scored 18 points Wednesday and second-ranked Connecticut coasted to a 71-49 triumph over DePaul.

The Huskies have won eight in a row since their only loss of the season -- that coming against Georgetown. Connecticut faces a difficult road trip game Monday against No. 7 Louisville, which is unbeaten in the Big East Conference.

Jeff Adrien added 12 points and 13 rebounds for the Huskies (19-1, 8-1 Big East).

DePaul (8-13, 0-8), which has dropped eight in a row, was led by Dar Tucker with 20 points.

Connecticut led by only six points at halftime, but went on a 13-5 run early in the second period to take charge. DePaul made only 6-of-25 shots in the second half.