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Gordon led game-breaking first-half run

Updated: April 6, 2004, 11:37 AM ET
Associated Press

SAN ANTONIO -- All season, teams that worried too much about Emeka Okafor inside were beaten by Ben Gordon outside.

The national championship game was no exception.

With Okafor commanding attention in the lane, Gordon sparked Connecticut's game-breaking run midway through the first half, scoring 12 of the Huskies' first 24 points in their 82-73 victory over Georgia Tech on Monday night.

"I just kept telling myself that I won't be denied and I would not let my team ...

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