Jalen Adams had 25 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds, helping Connecticut survive for a 93-82 victory over Division II Chaminade Tuesday in the Maui Invitational.
UConn (2-3) had a hard time shaking the deep-shooting Silverswords (2-2), who have had a penchant for knocking off big-name opponents.
The Huskies shot 61 percent, yet weren't able to pull away from Chaminade until the closing minutes.
Rodney Purvis had 23 points and Vance Jackson added 16 and for UConn, which was without forward Terry Larrier after he injured his left knee against Oklahoma State in the tournament opener.
Rohndell Goodwin had 20 points, Sam Daly and Kiran Shastri had 19 each for Chaminade, which made 14 of 32 from 3-point range.