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Houston Cougars vs Connecticut Huskies Wrap - Connecticut Wins 77-71

Christian Vital scored 26 points for Connecticut on Thursday, leading them to a 77-71 victory over Houston at XL Center.

Connecticut was an underdog by +1.5 points and came through with an ATS victory for bettors.

James Bouknight had 17 points for Connecticut and Isaiah Whaley chipped in with 13 points. Alterique Gilbert had 2 assists for them, while James Bouknight was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 7 boards.

Houston got 24 points from Quentin Grimes in a losing cause and another 20 points from Caleb Mills. Marcus Sasser contributed 6 assists for them, while Quentin Grimes had 6 rebounds.

Connecticut was losing at the break before taking care of business in the second half.

Houston won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 34-26.

Next game, Connecticut takes its act on the road to face Tulane looking for another win. For Houston, they head home to face Memphis.