Men's Basketball: Huskies embarrassed at home by No. 1 Villanova

By Tyler Keating • January 22, 2018 • 6:00 A.m.

HARTFORD – A miracle was not in the cards Saturday afternoon in Connecticut.

In front of a sold-out crowd of 15,564 UConn fans desperate for something to cheer about, the Huskies fell 81-61 to No. 1 Villanova at the XL Center in a game that was never close.

Jalen Brunson had 23 points to lead Jay Wright’s Wildcats, who led by as many as 31 points and looked every bit like the best team in the country. Jalen Adams had 19 points on 7-for-20 shooting for Kevin Ollie’s Huskies.

“They’re the No. 1 team for a reason. Any time we made a mistake they made us pay for it,” Ollie said after the game. “We’re young and we’ll continue to perform and try to get better.”