Walker, No. 4 UConn cruise past Coppin

HARTFORD, Conn. — Connecticut looked a bit rusty coming off a 12-day break for exams.

But Kemba Walker scored 20 points, his teammates dominated the boards and the fourth-ranked Huskies beat Coppin State 76-64 on Monday night to improve to 9-0.

Freshman Jeremy Lamb added 16 points, and Alex Oriakhi had 12 points and seven rebounds for UConn.

Akeem Ellis had 19 points to lead Coppin State (4-4), while Tony Gallo added 17 and Michael Harper had 13.

Connecticut outrebounded the Eagles 58-29, but shot just 41 percent from the floor. The Huskies came into the game the bottom half of the Big East in field-goal percentage at just over 45 percent.

No. 5 Syracuse 97, Morgan State 55

At Syracuse, N.Y., Rick Jackson had 18 points and nine rebounds, reserve James Southerland added a career-high 18 points and Syracuse beat Morgan State.

Syracuse (12-0) led by as many as 19 points in the first half.

No. 16 Memphis 68, Tex. A&M-Corpus Christi 63

At Memphis, Tenn., Joe Jackson scored a career-high 23 points and No. 16 Memphis pulled away just enough in the second half for a win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.

Will Coleman added 15 points and nine rebounds for the Tigers (9-1), while Charles Carmouche finished with 12 points.

Jacksonville 71, No. 20 Florida 68

At Gainesville, Fla., freshman Keith McDougald scored a career-high 18 points, including four free throws late in overtime, and Delwan Graham added two critical buckets to lead Jacksonville to an upset of Florida.

McDougald hit both ends of a one-and-one with 31.8 seconds remaining in overtime to give the Dolphins (7-3) a 69-66 lead and hit two more with 17.1 seconds remaining to provide the final margin.

It was Jacksonville's first victory over Florida since Dec. 21, 1994 and just the Dolphins' ninth victory in 33 meetings with the Gators.

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