Storrs, CT (Sports Network) - Jerome Dyson scored a career-high 32 points, and the Connecticut Huskies used a dominant second half to beat top-ranked Texas, 88-74, and deal the Longhorns their second straight defeat.
Dyson went 12-of-23 from the floor and drained four three-pointers for the Huskies (13-6), who improved to 2-0 under associate head coach George Blaney filling in while head coach Jim Calhoun is on medical leave.
Damion James had 23 points to lead the Longhorns (17-2), who are 0-2 in their second-ever week as the nation's top-ranked team. Texas suffered its first defeat on Monday at the hands of 10th-ranked Kansas State and before that needed overtime to beat Texas A&M at home last Saturday.
Avery Bradley contributed 15 points for Texas, which was outscored 54-32 in a lackluster second half. The Huskies held a significant edge in the free throw shooting department, making 26-of-37 compared to just 9-of-16 for the Longhorns.