Originally posted on Basketball Predictions  |  Last updated 11/27/11
#4 UConn 78, #20 Florida State 76, OTThe story in this game was, without question, Ryan Boatright. The true freshman had been suspended for the first six games of the season, but looked like a veteran here in his first ever collegiate game. He scored 14 points, but none were bigger than the three free throws he hit to tie up the game with seven seconds to go in regulation after being fouled while taking a three-pointer. It was a very soft foul call, and FSU fans will feel like the refs robbed them here, but you have to give Boatright credit for walking to the line and nailing three straight free throws with the game on the line. Florida State had plenty of chances to push this game to a second overtime, but just couldn't convert. They trailed by two with a minute to go in overtime, and UConn didn't score a point the rest of the way, but the Seminoles failed to score while missing three shots from the field and a pair at the line. Once again their offense let their defense down....
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