Men's Basketball: Strong defense, Hamilton lead UConn over Memphis

BY matt zampini • February 5, 2016 • 6:18 a.M.

Thursday was certainly a tale of two halves for UConn and Memphis.

The Huskies have relied on its defense over the past few weeks for them to win games. Coach Kevin Ollie has said “we hang our hats on our defense” in the past and Thursday night was no different, especially in the second half.

UConn outscored Memphis 41-20 and forced 13 turnovers in the second half as the Huskies defeated Memphis 77-57 to pick up a quality win on the road.

Graduate student Shonn Miller was a big part of UConn’s success in the second half, scoring 12 points, including eight of the team’s first 10 points of the half to regain the lead. UConn was tenacious on defense in the second half, causing turnovers and cashing in on them.