UConn beats Tulane 67-61 for season’s first conference win

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Tyler Polley had 19 points and a career high 11 rebounds to lead UConn to a 67-61 win over Tulane Wednesday night, giving the Huskies their first conference win this season. Christian Vital (14 points), Alterique Gilbert (11) and Josh Carlton (10), also reached double figures for the Huskies (10-5, 1-2 American), who snapped a two-game losing streak.  Connecticut  dominated underneath, outrebounding Tulane 46-29 and scoring 19 second-chance points.  Teshaun Hightower had 17 points and K.J. Lawson added 16 for Tulane, which has lost four of its last five games.

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