Found December 07, 2012 on Fox Sports:
DeAndre Daniels scored a career-high 23 points and Connecticut beat Harvard 57-49 on Friday. Ryan Boatright added 16 points for the Huskies (7-2) who were coming off a four-point loss to No. 25 North Carolina State earlier in the week. Wesley Saunders had 14 points and Steve Moundou-Missi added 10 for Harvard (4-4). Harvard trailed by three at halftime and was down just 33-32 after a layup by Saunders early in the second half. But the Huskies went on a 13-2 run over the next 7 1/2 minutes and stretched that lead to 12. An alley-oop from Shabazz Napier to Niels Giffey made it 46-34 and brought the crowd to their feet, and UConn was able to keep Harvard at arm's length the rest of the way. Daniels, who played despite suffering back spasms in the Huskies' loss to North Carolina State on Tuesday, had 15 points in the first half and eight during a 15-2 UConn run that opened the game. The Crimson missed their first six shots, and had five turnovers before they scored their first basket, a dunk by Jonah Travis, six minutes into the game. UConn, meanwhile, hit six of its first seven shots. Junior center Enosch Wolf made his first career start after putting up career highs of 12 points and nine rebounds against North Carolina State. He blocked the game's first shot and had two early baskets in UConn's opening run. When he went to the bench for a rest, Harvard got back into the game by going on an 11-0 run. Christian Webster had two 3-pointers during that stretch and three in the half. The Crimson got within a point at 25-24 on a layup by Moundou-Missi, and trailed 27-24 at halftime. Daniels (15), Boatright (eight), and Wolf (four) were the only Huskies to score in first half. A dunk by Giffey that made it 39-34 midway through the second half was the first basket by another Husky. Napier had just six points, all in the second half. But he had nine assists and added seven rebounds. Napier had been averaging 18.6 points a game, and almost 13 of those in the second half. UConn, a guard dominated team, was outrebounded 27-20 and has been outrebounded in eight of its nine games. Harvard falls to 0-4 against UConn under coach Tommy Amaker, and the Huskies lead the series 16-2. Harvard hasn't beaten UConn since 1972. The loss snaps a two-game winning streak for the Crimson, who had beaten Fordham at home and Boston College on the road. Harvard is playing short-handed all season after losing co-captains Kyle Casey and Brandyn Curry to a cheating scandal that had them take one-year leaves of absence from the team. The Huskies, who were ranked as high as 21 earlier in the season have played to the level of the competition. They beat Michigan State and played N.C. State tough, but also won by single digits over Quinnipiac, Stony Brook and New Hampshire.

Daniels Becomes Harvard's Pain

DeAndre Daniels was bothered by back spasms for the second time this week, but still managed to score a career-high 23 points as UConn defeated Harvard Friday night. The Huskies are hoping this was a breakout game for their sophomore forward.

Video: Daniels Helps Huskies Past Crimson 57-49

On Thursday night, the UConn Huskies women's basketball team wasn't sure if Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis was going to be able to play due to a thigh contusion. She did and they needed all of her 25 points. 24 hours later, the UConn men's basketball team found themselves in the same predicament with DeAndre Daniels who was suffering from back spasms. He played and if it...

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