10:00 PM ET, November 24, 2010
Lahaina Civic Center, Maui, Hawaii
Kemba Walker scores 29 points as UConn upsets Kentucky, wins Maui Invitational
LAHAINA, Hawaii -- The Connecticut Huskies leave Hawaii with a big trophy and bigger expectations.King Kemba took them down the pipeline.Finishing off a dominating tournament, Kemba Walker scored 29 points and Connecticut beat a Top 10 team for the second straight day, knocking off Kentucky (No. 9 ESPN/USA Today, No. 8 AP) with an 84-67 rout to win the Maui Tournament on Wednesday night.
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• Kemba Walker is averaging 30 PPG to lead the nation after averaging 14.6 PPG last season.
• UConn won the Maui Invitational for the second time in the last six years.
• Kentucky freshman Terrence Jones had 24 points but was held to four rebounds after posting double-doubles in three of Kentucky's first four games.
• Kentucky was seeking its first Maui title since winning it in 1993.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||30-52 (.577)||22-60 (.367)|
|3P Made-Attempted||7-12 (.583)||8-22 (.364)|
|FT Made-Attempted||17-19 (.895)||15-20 (.750)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||16 (0/0)||18 (0/0)|
|» Nov 24, 2010||CONN 84, @UK 67||Recap|
Next 5 Games
Kemba Walker scored 29 points to lead UConn over Kentucky in the Maui Invitational Championship Game. After averaging just 14.6 PPG last season, Walker is averaging 30.0 PPG which currently leads the nation. His FG pct has spiked as well, increasing from 40.3 pct last year to 52.7 pct through 5 games this season. And while he fell just shy of another 30-point game, its interesting to note that he already has 3 such games this season after not recording a single one last year.[+]
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ESPN Stats & Information