No. 19 UConn beats Yale
Napier records triple-double as Huskies post 80-62 victory
HARTFORD, Conn. -- There have been 10 triple-doubles in Connecticut history. Shabazz Napier has two of them.
Napier, a senior guard, put up 14 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists on Monday to lead No. 19 UConn (2-0) to an 80-62 win against in-state rival Yale.
''My biggest thing is I want to be an all-around player,'' Napier said. ''I want to help our team rebounding, and that's our blueprint right there. If I can help our team rebound, we're going to win.''
Omar Calhoun had 18 points and Niels Giffey added 15, all of them in the first half, for UConn. He and Calhoun combined for eight of the Huskies' 11 3-pointers.
Ryan Boatright hit two more and finished with 14 points for the Huskies.
Justin Sears led Yale (1-1) with 17 points. Javier Duren added 15.
Connecticut has won its first game of the season at the XL Center for the 26th consecutive season.
TUCSON, Ariz. -- Aaron Gordon had 14 points and 10 rebounds, Brandon Ashley added 16 points and No. 6 Arizona rolled against Long Beach State 91-57 on Monday night.
After a so-so opener against Cal Poly, Arizona (2-0) looked more like the team everyone expected, dominating Long Beach State from the opening tip.
Gordon and T.J. McConnell, who had eight assists, got it started and the Wildcats smothered the 49ers defensively all night, holding them to 27 percent shooting.
Gabe York had 14 points and six assists, Nick Johnson added 14 points and Arizona shot 58 percent from the field.
Dan Jennings had 16 points to lead Long Beach State (1-1), which went 5 of 23 from 3-point range.
SPOKANE, Wash. -- Gary Bell Jr. scored all of his 24 points on 3-pointers and No. 15 Gonzaga routed Colorado State 93-61 on Monday night.
Gerard Coleman added 16 points and Kevin Pangos had 13 for Gonzaga (2-0).
Jon Octeus led Colorado State (1-1) with 27 points.
Gonzaga, which opened its season with a 100-76 win against Bryant, made 14 3-pointers against the Rams, including Bell's career-high eight. The Bulldogs shot 58 percent from the field (34 of 59).
Bell, a junior, finished 8 of 13 from 3-point range.
Colorado State, which graduated five starters from last season's 26-9 team, was hampered by poor shooting. The Rams made just 18 of 56 shots (32 percent).