Feb. 21, 2013
Connecticut Huskies (18-7, 8-5 BIG EAST) vs. Cincinnati Bearcats (19-8, 7-7 BIG EAST)
Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 7:00 PM
XL Center- Hartford, Conn.
- In their 317th contest in Hartford, the Huskies improved to a record of 232-85 (.732), including a record of 7-2 this season.
- UConn improved to 5-4 this season on ESPN/ESPN2 and an overall record, since the 1986-87 season, of 151-92.
- A win tonight over the Huskies would have given Cincinnati its third consecutive year with 20 wins and the 32nd of team history.
- On the year, Cincinnati is 19-1 after tonight’s defeat when scoring 61 points or more.
- With tonight’s victory, Connecticut leads the series with Cincinnati 9-2, with the Huskies leading the series at home 3-2.
- The Bearcats are now 1-2 at the XL Center all-time.
- Cincinnati outrebounded their opponent tonight for the 23rd time this season in 27 contests; UConn was outrebounded for the 20th time this season in 25 games. Cincinnati won the battle 44-28.
- Connecticut’s DeAndre Daniels tied a career-high blocks with four in the first half. All of UConn’s blocks came from Daniels on the night during the first half.
- UConn suffered an 8 minute and 51 second drought during the second half without a score; the drought was ended by a Tyler Olander dunk.
- Connecticut’s Shabazz Napier tallied 27 points to lead all players in the contest. DeAndre Daniels registered 17, while Cincinnati forward Sean Kilpatrick led the Bearcats with 18. Eleven of Napier’s points came during the overtime period.
- The Huskies improved to 4-1 in overtime contests on the 2012-13 season, while the Bearcats fell to an even 1-1.
- Cincinnati dominated the Huskies in the paint with 30 points compared to Connecticut’s 14.
- Guards Ryan Boatright (UConn) and Cashmere Wright (Cincinnati) led all players with 5 assists a piece on the night.
- Sean Kilpatrick led both teams with 7 rebounds (2 offensive, 5 defensive), while Omar Calhoun posted 6 rebounds to lead the Huskies.
- Cincinnati’s bench outscored UConn 20-6, while the Bearcats also tallied more second chance points with 17 compared to UConn’s 4.
- Connecticut’s largest lead of the night came with 05.8 left in the overtime period as the Huskies led by 7.
- Final Score: UConn 73, Cincinnati 66 (OT)
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