Sports Minute: Vital leads UConn to 77-71 win over Houston on senior night

1 year 3 months 2 weeks ago Thursday, March 05 2020 Mar 5, 2020 March 05, 2020 7:47 PM March 05, 2020 in Sports - AP - Texas

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STORRS, Conn. (AP) - Christian Vital scored 26 points in his final home game and UConn beat No. 21 Houston 77-71. Freshman James Bouknight added 17 points and Isaiah Whaley had 13 for the Huskies, who won their fourth straight game, but just their second this season over a ranked opponent. Quentin Grimes scored 24 points and Caleb Mills added 20 for Houston, which fell into a tie for second place in the American Athletic Conference. The Cougars led by seven at the half, but UConn used a 15-2 second-half run to take control.

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