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Shabazz Napier scored 24 points and hit three 3-pointers in overtime, leading Connecticut to a 69-64 win over South Florida.
Ryan Boatright added 17 points for the Huskies (15-5, 5-3 Big East) who overcame a 12-point halftime deficit to win their third consecutive game.
Toarlyn Fitzpatrick scored 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for South Florida (10-11, 1-8), which dropped its fourth straight.
South Florida held the Huskies to just five first-half field goals and led 27-15 at the half.
But the Huskies matched their first-half output 3 1/2 minutes into the second half, going on a 15-2 run after intermission to take the lead.
Napier missed a long 3-pointer that would have won the game in regulation, but responded with two straight to open the extra period.
Connecticut, which shot just under 30 percent from the floor for the game, hit just five of its 27 shots in the first half.
But the Huskies scored 10 straight points to open the second half, a run highlighted by a steal and...
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For the second time this season, UConn Huskies men's basketball point guard Shabazz Napier has been named Big East Player of the Week.
Here's the release from UConn:
STORRS --- After leading the UConn men’s basketball team to a pair of overtime victories last week, junior guard Shabazz Napier (Roxbury, Mass.) has been selected as the BIG EAST Player of the Week...
Shabazz Napier led the way with 24 points as UConn defeated USF 69-64 in overtime Sunday at Gampel Pavilion. As usual, the Huskies were their own worst enemy for a while. But Napier rode to the rescue with his three-point shooting touch in OT.
UConn guard Shabazz Napier scored 11 of his 24 points in overtime Sunday as the Huskies extended their winning streak to three games with a 69-64 overtime victory over South Florida at Gampel Pavilion.
Shabazz Napier had a chance to win to the game for the UConn Huskies men's basketball team in regulation but his shot clanked off the rim. In overtime against the South Florida Bulls, he made sure his team emerged victorious.
Napier had 11 points in overtime, including three three-pointers, to help UConn to a 69-64 win over South Florida in front of 9,205 at Gampel Pavilion...
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