Re: 2014 Beanpot: No keeping Boston College down
posted at 2/17/2014 9:48 AM EST
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UConn made a case Saturday that it might have the best.
Rock On UConn!!!
Shabazz Napier scored a career-high 34 points and Ryan Boatright added 21, eight in overtime, and the 24th-ranked Huskies beat No. 20 Memphis 86-81 to sweep the season series from the Tigers.
The pair combined to make 20 of 24 free throws. Boatright added six assists, while Napier had four assists and five rebounds.
They helped force 18 Memphis turnovers, while UConn committed just six.
‘‘You have got to have guards in this game,’’ UConn coach Kevin Ollie said. ‘‘We have some terrific bigs and Memphis has some terrific bigs, but at the end of the day, the guards can make so much happen on the perimeter and break defenses down.’’
The game was tied at 69 at the end of regulation and UConn opened the extra period on a 7-2 run. But Memphis cut it to 76-74 after a Michael Dixon hit a 3-pointer.
Napier responded with one of his five 3-pointers and the Huskies held on.
The UConn senior had a shot to win the game in regulation, but his fall-away 3-pointer at the buzzer bounced around the rim and out.
‘‘I thought it was going in,’’ Napier said. ‘‘I didn’t get my feet under me, which is why it kind of twirled. It didn’t go in, but we kept fighting. We were able to get the win.’’
Boatright’s first point of the game, a free throw, gave him 1,000 for his career. He’s the 48th UConn player to reach that mark.
UConn has won nine of its past 11 games, while the Tigers fell for just the third time in their past 11.
The Huskies’ remaining games include matchups with Cincinnati, SMU and No. 13 Louisville.
We had no idea you were a writer for AP
You and Cheerho are like Spanky in "Our Gang"?
Do you play Alfalfa, or Spanky? Perhaps BC Basketball needs Buckwheat and learns how to win on occasion?
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