Isaiah Whaley tied a career-high with 18 points and pulled down 11 rebounds to help UConn to an 81-65 win over UCF.
Christian Vital also had 18 points and James Bouknight finished with 16 for the Huskies.
The win means UConn will not have a losing record for the first time in four seasons.
Collin Smith had 17 points to lead UCF, which had won three of its previous four games, including victories over AAC leaders Cincinnati and Tulsa. Ceasar DeJesus added 14 points for the Knights.