Originally posted on NBC Connecticut  |  Last updated 11/25/11
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This one was particularly painful for Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun. Jeremy Lamb scored 15 points, but the fourth-ranked Huskies blew a 17-point lead in the second half of a 68-63 loss to Central Florida in the semifinals of the Battle 4 Atlantis on Friday. Connecticut finished with 13 turnovers in its first loss since March 5 against Notre Dame. The defending national champions had won 16 straight games. Calhoun said it was one of the most "surreal" performances he has seen during his long tenure with the Huskies. "I can't be more disappointed in how we played," he said. "We just stopped playing. We couldn't even get the ball inbounded near the end. Nobody stepped up and it was a complete disaster for us." Marcus Jordan and Keith Clanton had 20 points apiece for the Knights (4-1), who had eight turnovers. Jordan also had seven rebounds and seven assists. Connecticut put together a 10-0 run to take a 50-33 lead with 16 minutes left. Lamb sparked the run with a 3-pointer and also hit...
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