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Sunday, March 20, 2011
Rapid Reaction: UConn 69, Cincinnati 58
By Dana O'Neil
WASHINGTON -- A quick look at Connecticut’s
The Huskies’ improbable run through March continues as they advance to the Sweet 16 after dusting their conference foe.
drained a 3-pointer with 11:44 to play to break a 43-43 tie and ignite an 11-4 run to take Connecticut to the victory.
As always, it’s
. He didn’t shoot particularly well from the floor (8-of-20) but he got to the line and there, he was perfect. Walker was 14-for-14 and finished with 33 points.
The Huskies beat the bigger, and presumably more physical, Bearcats on the boards, 34-22.
The UConn big men did a good job containing
. Gates had 11 points and only 11 touches. …
gave the Huskies a great boost off the bench with 10 points.
The Huskies will face No. 2 seed San Diego State in the Sweet 16 in Anaheim. The previous time UConn headed West for a regional, it went to the Final Four. That was in 2009.