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Connecticut got 24 points from Niels Giffey en route to a 72-53 victory over Memphis on Thursday at FedExForum.

Connecticut was a 2-point underdog in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters.

DeAndre Daniels had 13 points for Connecticut and Ryan Boatright chipped in with 11 points. Ryan Boatright had 6 assists for them, while Niels Giffey was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 9 boards.

Memphis got 10 points from Chris Crawford in a losing cause and another 10 points from Joe Jackson. Shaq Goodwin contributed 2 assists for them, while Shaq Goodwin had 5 rebounds.

Connecticut hit the break leading 41-27 before taking care of business in the second half.

The rebound battle favored Connecticut as they grabbed 36 boards, while Memphis only had 35.