Top 25 Wrap: Martin paces late UConn run as Huskies win fourth straight

Utah Utes’ forward Timmy Allen (1) drives against Colorado Buffaloes’ forward Evan Battey (21) in the second half at Jon M. Huntsman Center. (Photo: Jeffrey Swinger-USA TODAY Sports)

NO. 25 UCONN (7-1) 60
DePAUL (1-4) 53
Ranked for the first time since the 2016-17 pre-season poll, UConn closed the game on an 8-0 run for its fourth straight victory. Trailing 53-52 with less than four minutes remaining in the contest, Brendan Adams, Tyrese Martin and Tyler Polley each converted one of two free throws. Martin followed with a pair of layups, and R.J. Cole connected from the charity stripe for the final margin.

Martin led all scorers with 18 points on 7-of-14 shooting. Cole and Polley added 12 apiece.

UConn converted 11 offensive rebounds into a 12-7 advantage in second-chance points. The second half contained eight lead changes.

OTHER SCORES:

COLORADO 65
UTAH 58

LOYOLA CHICAGO 58
INDIANA STATE 48

BRADLEY 75
NORTHERN IOWA 73

TEMPLE 68
SMU 79

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