Boxscore
Connecticut 73, Villanova 70
Monday, February 20, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - The Pavilion, Villanova, Pennsylvania
Officials - Roger Ayers, James Breeding, John Higgins
Attendance - 13832

Final Scoring Summary

FinalOT 1 2 X T
Connecticut 30 30 13 73
Villanova 30 30 10 70

Recap


CONNECTICUT 73,  VILLANOVA 70 (OT): Shabazz Napier drilled a game-winning 3-pointer from near half court with 0.6 seconds left, two days after calling out his teammates, and the visiting Huskies picked up a much-needed win over the shorthanded Wildcats.
 
Jeremy Lamb scored a career-high 32 points – including 10 in overtime – for UConn (17-10, 7-8), which led for almost the entire extra session. But the Huskies needed one more big shot after Lamb split a pair of free throws and Villanova freshman Ty Johnson's layup tied the game with four seconds left.
 
Napier quickly drove the other way and launched a shot from near the Villanova logo that hit nothing but net. The Wildcats’ desperation heave was thrown out of bounds and UConn avoided what would have been a crushing loss for a team on the NCAA tournament bubble.
 
The defending national champions had lost seven of nine entering this contest, and Napier made headlines by questioning his teammates’ hearts after a 79-64 loss to Marquette on Saturday. UConn responded by roaring back from an 18-point first-half deficit and leading for most of the second half.
 
Dominic Cheek scored 23 points for the Wildcats (11-16, 4-11). It was the second straight overtime loss and sixth defeat in seven games for Villanova, which let a 20-point lead slip away in loss to Notre Dame on Saturday.

The Wildcats were without starters Maalik Wayns (sprained MCL) and James Bell (ankle). 
 
GAME NOTEBOOK: Napier didn’t start after aggravating a nagging foot injury against Marquette, but entered less than five minutes into the first half. He finished with six points ... For the second time in three games, UConn was held without a field goal for more than seven minutes in the opening half.

Connecticut Huskies

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Andre Drummond 40:00 4-7 0-1 0-3 5 6 11 0 0 2 0 4 8
Alex Oriakhi 22:00 3-4 0-0 1-2 2 2 4 0 4 0 1 1 7
Jeremy Lamb 38:00 11-21 2-9 8-11 0 5 5 2 3 0 1 0 32
Roscoe Smith 40:00 3-6 1-2 0-0 4 1 5 1 3 1 2 3 7
Ryan Boatright 34:00 3-11 1-4 1-4 0 2 2 4 2 3 1 1 8
Tyler Olander 14:00 1-6 0-2 0-0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 2
Shabazz Napier 30:00 2-7 2-4 0-1 0 2 2 4 2 1 3 0 6
DeAndre Daniels 7:00 1-3 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
TOTAL 225 28-65 7-23 10-21 11 19 30 12 16 8 8 9 73
  43.1% 30.4% 47.6% Team Rebs: 7   Total TO: 8

Villanova Wildcats

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Maurice Sutton 37:00 2-9 0-0 1-2 4 3 7 1 4 0 1 2 5
Dominic Cheek 42:00 9-13 2-5 3-3 0 3 3 3 2 2 5 0 23
Mouphtaou Yarou 34:00 3-6 0-0 5-5 3 3 6 0 4 1 1 0 11
JayVaughn Pinkston 42:00 5-17 1-3 2-3 1 9 10 1 3 0 1 0 13
Ty Johnson 41:00 4-11 0-1 6-6 0 5 5 6 4 0 4 1 14
Markus Kennedy 18:00 0-4 0-0 0-0 2 2 4 0 0 1 0 1 0
Darrun Hilliard 8:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 2
Achraf Yacoubou 3:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2
TOTAL 225 25-62 3-9 17-19 11 27 38 11 17 5 13 5 70
  40.3% 33.3% 89.5% Team Rebs: 6   Total TO: 13
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