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Carlton, Gilbert lead UConn to 60-58 win over South Florida

STORRS, Conn. (AP) UConn honored one of the greatest 3-point shooters of all-time on Sunday, then won a game without making a shot from behind the arc.

Josh Carlton scored 16 points and pulled down nine rebounds as UConn held off South Florida 60-58.

Alterique Gilbert added 15 for the Huskies (14-15, 5-11 American), who retired the No. 34 of Hall of Famer Ray Allen at halftime.

The Huskies missed all 15 of their 3-point attempts after making at least one in 338 consecutive games, a streak that went back more than nine years.

''Players just couldn't handle the pressure of a shooter of that caliber being in the building,'' joked UConn coach Dan Hurley.

David Collins had 17 points and Alexis Yetna added 15 for USF (18-11, 7-9 American), which had a chance to win or send the game into overtime.

But the Bulls long inbounds pass with 2.6 seconds left was intercepted by Gilbert, who had just made one of two free throws.

The Huskies shot under 39 percent for the game, but USF made just 33 percent of its shots (19 of 58), and was just 3 of 19 on 3-pointers.

Carlton had 12 points and seven rebounds in the first half and UConn had a 28-27 lead at the break.

USF trailed for much of the game before taking a 48-46 lead on a 3-pointer from Laquincy Rideau with just over 6 minutes to play. That capped a 9-0 USF run that saw the Bulls hold UConn without a field goal for more than seven minutes.

UConn fought back and led 59-56 before Sidney Wilson fouled Collins on a 3-point attempt from the right wing with just 3.5 seconds left.

But USF's sophomore star missed the second of his three foul shots after a UConn timeout.

''We wouldn't be in the game if it wasn't for David, and we wouldn't have 18 wins if it wasn't for David Collins,'' said South Florida coach Brian Gregory.

The win snapped a six-game losing streak for UConn, which had not won since star Jalen Adams suffered a knee injury in the first half of a loss to Temple on Feb. 6.

''It was very important for us just to get the win,'' said Gilbert. ''It's like a weight is off our shoulders a little bit.''

BIG PICTURE

South Florida: The Bulls lead Division I in free throw attempts (808) and made 17 of 22 against the Huskies.

UConn: Allen joins former women's star Rebecca Lobo as the only two players in the school's history to have their numbers put in the rafters. Lobo has a similar ceremony on Saturday. The school has just one criterion for retiring numbers - enshrinement in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

''It's a special place,'' Allen said. ''It's the reason that I continue to always come back. I want these young kids to understand that it's a privilege to play here.''

A WIN IS A WIN

UConn tied its win total from last season, when they went 14-18 under Kevin Ollie.

SHOT SELECTION

Hurley said he wasn't pleased with some of the shots the Huskies took on Sunday, especially 3-pointers that came off the dribble.

''You've got to try to go by your man, get a piece of the paint, land and either put something up on the rim or spray it out to the 3-point line for someone else to shoot a toes-to-the-line rhythm three,'' he said.

UP NEXT

South Florida: The Bulls travel to New Orleans to take on Tulane. The Bulls are tyring to become just the fifth USF team to win as many as 19 games. This is the best season for a South Florida team since 2011-12, when they went 22-14.

UConn: The Huskies play their final home game of the season on Thursday night against Temple.

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Key Players
L. Rideau
C. Vital
1 G
29.8 Min. Per Game 29.8
13.8 Pts. Per Game 13.8
2.4 Ast. Per Game 2.4
5.9 Reb. Per Game 5.9
39.8 Field Goal % 44.3
30.6 Three Point % 39.0
55.6 Free Throw % 79.6
  Bad pass turnover on Alexis Yetna, stolen by Alterique Gilbert 1.0
  Defensive rebound by Michael Durr 3.0
  Alterique Gilbert missed 2nd of 2 free throws 3.0
+ 1 Alterique Gilbert made 1st of 2 free throws 3.0
  Personal foul on Alexis Yetna 3.0
  Personal foul on South Florida 3.0
+ 1 David Collins made 3rd of 3 free throws 4.0
  David Collins missed 2nd of 3 free throws 4.0
+ 1 David Collins made 1st of 3 free throws 4.0
  Shooting foul on Sidney Wilson 4.0
  Offensive rebound by Justin Brown 7.0
Team Stats
Points 58 60
Field Goals 19-58 (32.8%) 20-52 (38.5%)
3-Pointers 3-19 (15.8%) 0-15 (0.0%)
Free Throws 17-22 (77.3%) 20-27 (74.1%)
Total Rebounds 46 33
Offensive 15 8
Defensive 24 18
Team 7 7
Assists 12 9
Steals 8 6
Blocks 3 4
Turnovers 14 10
Fouls 22 19
Technicals 0 0
17 PTS, 3 REB, 4 AST
16 PTS, 9 REB, 3 AST
12T
away team logo South Florida 18-11 273158
home team logo Connecticut 14-15 283260
Team Stats
away team logo South Florida 18-11 72.4 PPG 43.4 RPG 13.7 APG
home team logo Connecticut 14-15 73.8 PPG 39.5 RPG 12.8 APG
Key Players
0
D. Collins G 15.9 PPG 3.8 RPG 3.1 APG 40.0 FG%
25
J. Carlton F 9.0 PPG 6.2 RPG 0.4 APG 60.7 FG%
Top Scorers
D. Collins G 17 PTS 3 REB 4 AST
J. Carlton F 16 PTS 9 REB 3 AST
32.8 FG% 38.5
15.8 3PT FG% 0.0
77.3 FT% 74.1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Collins 17 3 4 3/8 0/4 11/13 4 38 0 0 2 1 2
A. Yetna 15 8 1 5/13 1/5 4/5 4 35 1 2 3 3 5
L. Rideau 8 7 5 3/12 2/7 0/0 3 38 3 0 3 0 7
M. Durr 4 10 1 2/10 0/0 0/2 1 23 1 1 1 4 6
J. Brown 2 7 1 1/3 0/2 0/0 4 22 2 0 2 5 2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Collins 17 3 4 3/8 0/4 11/13 4 38 0 0 2 1 2
A. Yetna 15 8 1 5/13 1/5 4/5 4 35 1 2 3 3 5
L. Rideau 8 7 5 3/12 2/7 0/0 3 38 3 0 3 0 7
M. Durr 4 10 1 2/10 0/0 0/2 1 23 1 1 1 4 6
J. Brown 2 7 1 1/3 0/2 0/0 4 22 2 0 2 5 2
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
A. Maricevic 8 3 0 4/7 0/0 0/0 1 15 0 0 1 2 1
M. Kiir 2 1 0 1/1 0/0 0/0 3 7 0 0 0 0 1
X. Castaneda 2 0 0 0/4 0/1 2/2 2 20 1 0 2 0 0
T. Lang 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
N. Scekic - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Dawson III - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Lubin - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Williams - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Akec - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Calleja - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 58 39 12 19/58 3/19 17/22 22 200 8 3 14 15 24
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Carlton 16 9 3 7/9 0/0 2/3 3 31 0 2 5 3 6
A. Gilbert 15 1 1 6/15 0/4 3/5 3 36 1 0 2 0 1
T. Polley 8 2 1 2/3 0/1 4/5 3 29 0 1 0 1 1
T. Smith 4 6 2 0/5 0/2 4/5 1 33 1 1 1 1 5
S. Wilson 3 3 1 1/4 0/1 1/2 3 24 1 0 1 1 2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Carlton 16 9 3 7/9 0/0 2/3 3 31 0 2 5 3 6
A. Gilbert 15 1 1 6/15 0/4 3/5 3 36 1 0 2 0 1
T. Polley 8 2 1 2/3 0/1 4/5 3 29 0 1 0 1 1
T. Smith 4 6 2 0/5 0/2 4/5 1 33 1 1 1 1 5
S. Wilson 3 3 1 1/4 0/1 1/2 3 24 1 0 1 1 2
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
C. Vital 9 2 1 2/9 0/5 5/6 4 23 2 0 0 0 2
B. Adams 3 2 0 1/4 0/2 1/1 1 15 0 0 0 1 1
I. Whaley 2 1 0 1/1 0/0 0/0 0 2 0 0 1 1 0
E. Cobb 0 0 0 0/2 0/0 0/0 1 7 1 0 0 0 0
J. Adams - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Yakwe - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Diarra - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Aiyegbusi - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Williams - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Brocke - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 60 26 9 20/52 0/15 20/27 19 200 6 4 10 8 18