Fifth-ranked UConn dominates No. 9 North Carolina 87-76 at the Jimmy V Classic behind an inspired 23 point performance from transfer shooting guard Cam Spencer

A long running joke in UConn’s Twitter fandom is a light-hearted criticism of  head coach Dan Hurley: He can never win a close game. 

It’s tongue-in-cheek, but it’s also meant to be taken literally – Hurley and the Huskies rarely lose these days and when they win, they do so by double digits.

It had been 15 games since the Huskies had won a game in the single digits. Along that road, they won the school’s fifth national title. The Tar Heels of North Carolina were hoping to give the Huskies a battle. But tonight at the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden, that streak did not come to an end. 

Once again, Dan Hurley failed to win a close game as his fifth-ranked Huskies dominated late over a tired No. 9 North Carolina squad taking a 87-76 victory.

They were led by Rutgers transfer Cam Spencer, who put up a 26 point game that was his best in a UConn uniform. He was joined by three other players who hit double-digits. 


UConn’s Cam Spencer (12) led the fifth-ranked Huskies to a dominant win over North Carolina