Top-Ranked Texas Visits A UConn Squad In Need Of Big Win

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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.

Stanley Robinson added 17 points and 11 rebounds, while Kemba Walker had 19 points and 10 assists in the win, UConn's first over Texas since 2000.

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.

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