Memphis, TN-UConn forward DeAndre Daniels scored 23 points and pulled down 11 rebounds to lead the Huskies past 17th ranked Memphis, 83-73, on Thursday.
UConn’s all-american candidate, senior guard Shabazz Napier, added 17 points and ten assists.
The Tigers allowed UConn to shoot 57 percent from the floor, 61 percent in the second half.
Michael Dixon led Memphis with 16 points off the bench. Austin Nichols added 13 for the Tigers, who are now 12-4 overall, 3-2 in the American Athletic Conference.
The game was close throughout, but the 83-73 final score looked worse than it was because UConn hit free throws down the stretch.