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Russell and Moore score 15 points, and SMU holds No. 21 UConn to 16 baskets in 64-55 road win

  • Connecticut's Niels Giffey (5) and SMU's Cannen Cunningham (15) fight for the loose ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Storrs, Conn., Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Fred Beckham)

    Connecticut's Niels Giffey (5) and SMU's Cannen Cunningham (15) fight for the loose ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Storrs, Conn., Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Fred Beckham)  (The Associated Press)

  • Connecticut's Shabazz Napier (13) guards SMU's Shawn Williams (2) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Storrs, Conn., Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Fred Beckham)

    Connecticut's Shabazz Napier (13) guards SMU's Shawn Williams (2) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Storrs, Conn., Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Fred Beckham)  (The Associated Press)

  • Connecticut's Shabazz Napier (13) is guarded by SMU's Markus Kennedy, rear, and Shawn Williams, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Storrs, Conn. (AP Photo/Fred Beckham)

    Connecticut's Shabazz Napier (13) is guarded by SMU's Markus Kennedy, rear, and Shawn Williams, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Storrs, Conn. (AP Photo/Fred Beckham)  (The Associated Press)

Nick Russell and Nic Moore each scored 15 points to lead SMU to a 64-55 win Sunday over No. 21 UConn and a sweep of their season series with the Huskies.

Markus Kennedy added 13 points and seven rebounds for the Mustangs (22-6, 11-4 American), who have won 11 of their last 13 games.

Ryan Boatright and Shabazz Napier combined to shoot 8 for 28 for Connecticut (21-6, 9-5), but each had 15 points. The Huskies had won four in a row and 10 of 12.

The Mustangs never trailed. They led by two at halftime, but extended that to 10 points midway through the second half.

The Huskies cut the lead to 55-49 on a 3-pointer by Napier, but Sterling Brown answered with a 3-pointer and SMU held on down the stretch.