4:00 PM ET, January 31, 2009
Gampel Pavilion, Storrs, Connecticut
STORRS, Conn. -- Hasheem Thabeet said he was surprised Providence kept trying to challenge him inside.Thabeet tied a school record by blocking 10 shots and recorded his first career triple-double as No. 2 Connecticut staked its claim to the No. 1 spot in the nation with a 94-61 blowout of the Friars on Saturday.
• Hasheem Thabeet recorded his first career triple-double (15 points, 11 rebounds, career-high 10 blocks), leading Connecticut to a likely No. 1 ranking when the polls come out on Monday. Connecticut is 17-1 when Thabeet logs a double-double.
• The win snapped a four-game home losing streak for the Huskies, helping UConn to its first win at home versus Providence since the 2001-02 season.
• Along with the triple-double from Thabeet, Stanley Robinson finished with a season-high 18 points and A.J. Price scored a game-high 19 to reach 1,000 points for his career.
• Connecticut has won 18 of its past 19 home games and 11 of 12 conference home games.
-- ESPN research
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||25-75 (.333)||35-74 (.473)|
|3P Made-Attempted||5-19 (.263)||5-14 (.357)|
|FT Made-Attempted||6-17 (.353)||19-24 (.792)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||22 (0/0)||17 (0/0)|
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