CINCINNATI (AP) -- Sean Kilpatrick scored 20 points and made a pair of late free throws Saturday, and Cincinnati ended a three-game losing streak with a 61-56 victory over Connecticut, which was missing its top scorer.
The Bearcats (20-9, 8-8 Big East) got only their second win in their last six games. They split their season series with UConn (19-9, 9-7), which couldn't overcome the loss of top scorer Shabazz Napier, who averages 17.1 points.
After a Cincinnati turnover, Kilpatrick stole the tipped inbound pass, was fouled and made both free throws with 13.1 seconds left for a 59-56 lead. Ryan Boatright turned it over on an over-and-back call with 5.2 seconds left.
Boatright led UConn with 22 points, going 14 of 15 on free throws. DeAndre Daniels added 18 points.
Napier's right foot -- which had surgery last year -- has been bothering him the last few weeks and was aggravated in a double-overtime loss to Georgetown on Wednesday. The foot had been a chronic problem for Napier, w...