7:07 PM ET, March 26, 2009
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Connecticut hardly needed Hasheem Thabeet as it romped through the first two rounds of the NCAA tournament.That all changed against a gritty Purdue team. The Boilermakers seemed to have an answer for everything the Huskies threw at them -- except for the 7-foot-3 Thabeet.
• UConn's outside shooting defense held Purdue to just 29.3 percent (12-for-41) on jump shots.
• Robbie Hummel was 5-of-13 on jumpers, while the rest of his Purdue teammates went 7-of-28.
• UConn's Jeff Adrien was 3-for-13 from the floor overall, including 0-for-5 on mid-range jump shots.
• Hasheem Thabeet was a perfect 6-for-6 from the floor in the paint.
-- ESPN research
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NCAA Mens Tournament
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||24-66 (.364)||25-56 (.446)|
|3P Made-Attempted||6-23 (.261)||3-8 (.375)|
|FT Made-Attempted||6-11 (.545)||19-30 (.633)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||26 (0/0)||12 (0/0)|
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