Sanogo scores 20, No. 24 UConn beats Coppin St 89-54

Adama Sanogo kept up his sharp shooting, tying his career high with 20 points as No. 24 UConn beat Coppin State 89-54

HARTFORD, Conn. — Adama Sanogo kept up his sharp shooting, tying his career high with 20 points as No. 24 UConn beat Coppin State 89-54 Saturday.

R.J. Cole added 16 points and Tyrese Martin 15 for the Huskies (2-0).

Sanogo made 10 of 13 shots and had nine rebounds. The sophomore forward is shooting 19 for 24 this season.

Alex Rojas, playing his first game for Coppin State (0-4), had nine points for the Eagles. Tyree Corbett also scored nine.

The Huskies hit their first eight shots in a season-opening win over Central Connecticut State on Tuesday. In their second game, it was the opposition that started rather quickly.

Coppin State made four of its first five shots, including a pair of 3-pointers, to take a 10-6 lead.

UConn responded by scoring 14 straight points, the first four by Cole and the next eight by Martin. An alley-oop from Jalen Gaffney to Akok Akok completed the run.

Gaffney finished with 11 points and eight assists.

BIG PICTURE

Coppin State: This was the Eagles’ fourth game in five days following losses on back-to-back nights against Loyola Chicago and DePaul, and 81-69 to Rider on Friday. The Eagles will play 10 games in the month of November, more than any NCAA program.

UConn: Guard Corey Floyd Jr. has decided he will take a redshirt year rather than try and play this season. Floyd was originally recruited for the 2022-23 season, but graduated early from high school and joined the Huskies this fall. He will not turn 18 until Jan. 14. Another freshman, Jordan Hawkins, missed his second straight game with a right ankle sprain.

UP NEXT

Coppin State: The Eagles continue their grueling early-season schedule with a visit to North Carolina-Greensboro on Monday.

UConn: The Huskies return to campus to host Long Island University on Wednesday night.

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