Cole leads No. 20 UConn to 57-50 win over DePaul

DePaul's Javan Johnson (1) shoots under pressure from Connecticut's Andre Jackson during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
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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.”

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Casey Drottar is a Freelance Sports Reporter for The Associated Press, the Chicago Tribune and Shaw Media. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook

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