Scores

Final OT

Connecticut 82

(14-5, 4-3 Big East)

Providence 79

(10-11, 2-7 Big East)

    Coverage: ESPN2/WatchESPN

    7:00 PM ET, January 31, 2013

    Dunkin Donuts Center, Providence, Rhode Island

    1 2 OT T
    CONN 33 36 1382
    PROV 32 37 1079

    Top Performers

    Connecticut: D. Daniels 18 Pts, 7 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

    Providence: V. Council 15 Pts, 5 Reb, 10 Ast, 1 Stl

    UConn 82, Providence 79

    Associated Press

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Ryan Boatright scored 19 points and Shabazz Napier had 18, including eight in overtime, to lead Connecticut to an 82-79 victory over Providence on Thursday night.

    Napier and Omar Calhoun hit 3-pointers in overtime to give the Huskies (14-5, 4-3 Big East) a 79-76 edge with 42 seconds left. Napier hit 3 of 4 free throws in the final 30 seconds to secure the victory.

    DeAndre Daniels also scored 18 points for UConn, whose 50 percent shooting (27 of 54), including 52.9 percent (9 of 17) outside the 3-point line, proved too much for Providence (10-11, 2-7), which shot 33.8 percent (22 of 65).

    The Friars grabbed 55 total rebounds to the Huskies' 24.

    Neither team led by more than three points during the second half, when Boatright scored 12 of his points. Bryce Cotton's 3-pointer with 1:30 left pulled Providence into a 66-66 tie, and LaDontae Henton's layup with 18 seconds remaining for the Friars sent the game to overtime.

    Kadeem Batts scored 20 points and Cotton 18 for Providence, and Henton had 15 points and 13 rebounds.

    UConn took an early 12-3 lead, as Providence didn't get its first field goal for 5 minutes. A 9-1 run put the Huskies ahead 25-10, but Providence scored the next eight points and closed the half with a 12-3 run to trail 33-32.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    CONN
    PROV
    Points 82 79
    FG Made-Attempted 27-54 (.500) 22-65 (.338)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-17 (.529) 3-14 (.214)
    FT Made-Attempted 19-27 (.704) 32-39 (.821)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 28 (0/0) 27 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 15 3

    2012-13 Season

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    Research Notes

    Providence outrebounded UConn 55-24, tying the Big East record for rebound margin (+31) in a a game. The record was originally set by St. John's vs Seton Hall on February 26, 1997.

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