Yale Defeats UConn For First Time Since 1986 Behind Late 3-Pointer

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Yale and UConn share the same state, but it’s not a secret that the former is known for its academics, while the latter is famous for its basketball.

But for one night, the Yale Bulldogs could call itself the kings of basketball in Connecticut after a stunning upset over the UConn Huskies on Friday.

The Bulldogs, who hadn’t beaten their in-state rival since 1986, were boosted by Jack Montague’s late 3-pointer from the corner with 1.7 seconds remaining in the second half, as they went on to win 45-44. It was only the third successful 3-pointer for the Ivy League school out of 21 attempts in the game.

The Bulldogs also dominated the glass, out-rebounding the Huskies, 36-25.

Yale (8-2) is off to a fine start this season and their head coach James Jones called the victory over the defending national champions a signature victory.

“I told the guys in the locker room, no matter how old they get, if they get Alzheimer’s or dementia, they’ll remember this for the rest of their lives,” Jones said.

Meanwhile, the Huskies (3-3) dropped their third game in a row as they face a little bit of a championship hangover.

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