HARTFORD, Connecticut (Ticker) -- No. 11 Connecticut completed its three-game intrastate swing in dominant fashion.
Josh Boone led eight players in double figures with a career-high 22 points and added 10 rebounds as Connecticut made easy work of Quinnipiac with a 123-71 triumph.
Following wins over Central Connecticut and Sacred Heart, Connecticut trailed early in this one as Quinnipiac followed Boone's game-opening basket with eight straight points. But the Huskies (8-1) had little difficulty thereafter, carrying a 56-31 lead into the break before pouring in 67 second-half points.
Charlie Villanueva had 17 points and a career-high 13 boards, Rudy Gay scored 15, Denham Brown added 13 and Rashad Anderson and Antonio Kellogg 12 apiece for Connecticut, which extended its winning streak against intrastate opponents to 57 games.
"Pretty much everything was working," Villanueva said. "Mistakes here and there early, but we came out to compete and set the tone early."
Rob Monroe had 16 points and 10 assists and C.J. Vick chipped in 12 points for the Bobcats (4-5), who fell to 0-6 all-time against the Huskies.
"They beat us every which way but loose," Quinnipiac coach Joe DeSantis said. "They beat us inside in the first half. ... We just couldn't match them inside. They just overwhelmed us."
Boone's layup eight seconds into the game put Connecticut ahead, but Vick scored four points during an 8-0 run that gave Quinnipiac the lead.
But with the game tied, 13-13, Boone scored 11 points during a 16-2 run that gave the Huskies a 29-15 advantage. The sophomore center, who was taken out late in the game, recorded his seventh double-double of the season and has reached the 20-point plateau in each of his last four games.
"Josh was magnificent," Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun said. "That was his fourth consecutive game over 20 (points). We kept him in to get the 10 rebounds. He deserved the double-double the way he was playing. He had eight blocked shots and was only two away from the triple-double, but given the score, I just couldn't leave him in any longer."
Despite his recent success, Boone elected to distribute the credit among his teammates.
"It's good that all of us are playing real well," he said. "Hilton (Armstrong) stepped in real good and played real well. Ed (Nelson) had almost double figures - he had nine points and five or six rebounds. All of us are starting to flow and get comfortable with ourselves and comfortable with the offense."
Villanueva, who was 6-of-8 from the field, knows Boone deserves plenty of accolades.
"There has been a dramatic change in him," he said. "Last year, he wasn't even a scorer, he was more of a defensive stopper. This year, he is just doing it all - blocking shots, scoring, rebounding, everything."
The Huskies controlled the second half, with Gay scoring 13 points and Brown adding 12.
"Coach Calhoun was on us about being real intense and being happy to play basketball," said guard Marcus Williams, who scored 10 points and dished out 10 assists. "I think it's a confidence booster for us."
Connecticut improved to 115-4 at home against non-conference opponents under Calhoun, including a 71-3 mark at the Hartford Civic Center.