9:55 PM ET, March 19, 2011
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Kemba Walker's 33 points puts UConn past Big East rival into Sweet 16
WASHINGTON -- The most improbable of Big East champions is flying the league's banner in the NCAA tournament, even as the contingent from the supposedly oh-so-powerful conference keeps shrinking.The Big East finally landed a team in the round of 16 on Saturday night, but only by beating up on itself. Kemba Walker scored 33 points, including 16 over the final 10 minutes, as Connecticut knocked off conference foe Cincinnati 69-58.
• Kemba Walker scored 33 points to lead Connecticut past Cincinnati and into the Sweet 16 for the second time in the past three seasons.
• Walker moved past Donny Marshall and into first place for the most points scored in a single season in school history.
• The Huskies have now won seven straight games and improved to 2-0 against the Bearcats this season.
• UConn made its 13th Sweet 16 since seeding began but just the second time the Huskies will be the lower-seeded team.
• Cincinnati was knocked out before the Sweet 16 for its fifth straight tournament appearance.
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NCAA Mens Tournament
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||22-55 (.400)||19-44 (.432)|
|3P Made-Attempted||4-14 (.286)||6-16 (.375)|
|FT Made-Attempted||10-14 (.714)||25-30 (.833)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||19 (0/0)||13 (0/0)|
|» Mar 19, 2011||@CONN 69, CIN 58||Recap|
Kemba Walker was 14-14 from the free throw line. How impressive that? It is the second-most free throws made without a miss in a Men's Basketball Championship game in the last 15 seasons. Austin Croshere went 15-15 for Providence in a Round of 64 win over Marquette.
Connecticut will play 2nd-seeded San Diego State in the Sweet 16. Its Uconn's 13th Sweet 16 since seeding began but just the 2nd time the Huskies will be the lower seeded team. Connecticut lost each of the two previous games; 1991 to Duke and 2003 to Texas.
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