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Local basketball roundup (Dec. 9): UConn holds off Coppin State despite woes

Local basketball roundup (Dec. 9): UConn holds off Coppin State despite woes

UConn's top three scorers hit just 14 of their 41 shots and the Huskies turned the ball over 15 times against winless Coppin State.

But host Connecticut held on to win 72-59 on Saturday, behind 15 points from Jalen Adams, 14 from Terry Larrier and 13 from Christian Vital.

"We're not going to be sorry for winning the game," said Vital. "Would we like to have won the game in a better fashion? Absolutely. But that's why it's a long season. We're student-athletes and we're going to try and learn from this."

UConn (7-3) dominated in the paint, outscoring Coppin State 26-16, outrebounded the Eagles 50-26, including 21-5 on the offensive glass, and getting...