DALLAS (AP) – Shake Milton made five 3-pointers and had 23 points and six assists to lead SMU past UConn 69-49 on Thursday night for the Mustangs’ 16th straight home win.READ MORE: Keri Hilson Says 'Hip Hop Family Christmas' Is All About 'Honoring Your Family, Not Living For The World'
It’s tied for the ninth longest active NCAA home winning streak and the third longest in SMU history.
SMU closed the first half on a 26-5 spurt — including a 16-0 run — to take a 36-15 lead at intermission. UConn’s last make of the first half was at the 5:35 mark on Christian Vital’s 3-pointer.READ MORE: Discover DFW: Families Can Help 'Save Christmas' This Holiday Season
Semi Ojeleye added 17 points for SMU (16-4, 6-1 American) and Ben Moore had 14 points and 13 rebounds. Sterling Brown led the Mustangs with eight assists and they had 22 helpers on 27 made field goals. SMU committed just five turnovers.
Vance Jackson led UConn (7-11, 2-4) with 17 points and Kentan Facey had 13 points and 10 rebounds for his third double-double of the season. The Huskies shot just 34 percent from the floor and turned it over 16 times.MORE NEWS: The Christmas Capital of Texas Is located in North Texas
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