UConn falls to Northeastern 64-61; first 0-2 start to a season in 48 years

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STORRS — T.J. Williams scored 20 points and Northeastern upset UConn 64-61 on Monday, the team’s first win against Connecticut since Jim Calhoun was coaching the “other” Huskies from Boston.

Donnell Gresham Jr. added 13 points for the Northeastern Huskies (2-0) and Alex Murphy had nine points and 15 rebounds.

Terry Larrier scored 17 points and Jalen Adams had 14 for UConn, which falls to 0-2 for the first time in 48 years. The team’s first loss of the season to Wagner on Friday was unprecedented for the team on a home opener.

The UConn Huskies had a chance to tie the game at the end when Alterique Gilbert stole the ball as Northeastern was trying to run out the clock. But his 3-pointer hit the rim.

Northeastern led most of the way and was up 35-31 at halftime.

UConn went on a 9-1 run to open the second half to take the lead, but Northeastern responded with a 10-2 run of their own.