Miller scores 18; UConn beats cold-shooting Tulane 60-42

Connecticut's Kentan Facey shoots as Tulane's Ryan Smith, left, defends during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, in Hartford, Conn. UConn won 60-42. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) Shonn Miller scored 18 points and Connecticut rolled to a 60-42 victory over Tulane on Tuesday night.

Miller shot 7 of 16 from the floor. Omar Calhoun added 12 points for the Huskies (13-5, 4-2 American), who have won eight of their last ten games. It was the fewest points Connecticut has given up since beating Sacred Heart 92-49 on Dec. 2.

Miller scored 12 points in the first half on 5-of-8 shooting to help the Huskies build a 32-18 halftime lead. Blake Paul made a pair of free throws to pull Tulane to 43-36 with 9:48 left. Connecticut used a 15-0 run to push its lead to 58-36 with 2:18 to play. The Green Wave missed eight shots and had four turnovers during the stretch.

Louis Dabney scored 15 points to lead Tulane (8-12, 1-6).