MONTVILLE, Conn. — James Bouknight scored 18 points and Connecticut lead most of the way and held off Southern California in a 61-58 victory in the Legends Classic.
Bouknight’s 3-point play capped the scoring for UConn (3-0), which had a six-point lead with four minutes to play. But USC (3-1) ended the game missing 7 of 8 shots, including three consecutive in the final 12 seconds.
Tyrese Martin added 11 points and Isaiah Whaley had 10 points and blocked five shots for UConn, which outrebounded the Trojans 42-31. Evan Mobley, a freshman forward, led the Trojans with 17 points and seven rebounds.