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UConn routs Detroit 101-55 in 2K Sports Classic

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PAT EATON-ROBB | November 14, 2013 09:09 PM EST | AP


STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Omar Calhoun led six Connecticut players in double figures with 17 points as the 19th-ranked Huskies routed Detroit 101-55 on Thursday night in the opening round of the 2K Sports Classic.

Niels Giffey tied the career high he set against Yale on Monday with 15 points, all in the first half, for UConn (3-0).

Giffey, who has not scored in the second half of a game this season, entered the game with UConn trailing and hit his first five shots. The Huskies used a 21-2 run to take a 48-26 halftime lead.

Ryan Boatright had 12 points and seven assists for UConn and Shabazz Napier added 10 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, three days after recording the second triple-double of his career.

All 14 Huskies played, and 13 scored.

Matthew Grant led Detroit (1-2) with 15 points. Juwan Howard Jr., the son of former NBA player and current Miami Heat assistant coach Juwan Howard, added 14.

UConn scored 100 points for the first time since March 2009, when the school put up 103 on Chattanooga.