STORRS, Connecticut (Ticker) -- No. 20 Connecticut hopes to
continue its hot shooting when it faces St. John's in a Big East
Conference meeting Saturday.
The Huskies shot nearly 74 percent (14-of-19) from the floor in
the second half and made a season-high 30 free throws in a 81-76
victory over Villanova on Wednesday.Rashad Anderson scored 21 points and Rudy Gay added 17 for
Connecticut, which was victorious in Jim Calhoun's 1,000th game
as a college coach.Marcus Williams averages 7.7 assists, which leads the Big East
and ranks second in the nation. He had recorded 25 assists in
his last two games, including a school-record 16 against Notre
Dame on Sunday.The Red Storm broke a three-game losing streak Wednesday by
defeating Rutgers, 53-52, despite shooting a season-low 28
percent (17-of-64).Lamont Hamilton scored 16 points, including the game-winning
basket with 5.5 seconds remaining, and grabbed 16 rebounds.
Daryll Hill added 14 points for St. John's, which had a 51-33
rebounding advantage.The Red Storm lead the series with Connecticut, 32-21, but the
Huskies have won 31 of their last 35 games at Gampel Pavilion.