R.J. Cole scored 25 points to help No. 20 Connecticut beat DePaul 57-50 on Saturday for its fifth straight win.
Cole scored over half of his team’s first-half points, helping the Huskies (15-4, 6-2 Big East) continue their surge up the conference standings.
“We had to really, really rely on our defense and rebounding in the second half,” Connecticut coach Dan Hurley said. “Obviously, R.J. carried us on a night where we had a ton of guys just struggling individually offensively. I wish we would’ve played better, but you’re never upset when you walk away with a road win in this league.”