Hodge snaps Huskies' hopes for consecutive titles

STORRS, Conn. (AP) -- Rudy Gay scored 27 points to lead five
Connecticut scorers in double figures and the third-ranked Huskies
overwhelmed Concordia University of Montreal 106-49 Wednesday night
in an exhibition game.

Gay, a 6-foot-9 sophomore forward, scored on a variety of
medium-range jump shots and dunks, and added five rebounds, four
assists, two blocks and four steals.

Denham Brown had 19 points for the Huskies, while Josh Boone
added 18, Jeff Adrien 12 and Hilton Armstrong 11.

Damian Buckley had 13 points for Concordia, which has the first
five games of a seven-game U.S. tour.

UConn, far bigger, stronger and more talented than the Stingers,
led 50-27 at halftime and tried to work on its defense to begin the
second half. For the opening 13 minutes of the half, UConn held
Concordia to four points as the lead grew to 88-31.

The Huskies finished with a 53-36 rebounding advantage and
forced Concordia into 28 turnovers.