Boxscore
Connecticut 89, Quinnipiac 83
Sunday, November 18, 2012 9:00 PM
Location - Virgin Islands Sport & Fitness Center, St. Thomas
Officials - Jeff Anderson, Bryan Kersey, Raymond Styons
Attendance - 2875

Final Scoring Summary

FinalOT 1 2 X T
Connecticut 26 35 28 89
Quinnipiac 26 35 22 83

Recap

Connecticut 89, Quinnipiac 83 (2OT): Shabazz Napier scored 23 of his game-high 29 points in the final 3:26 of regulation and overtime to help the Huskies avoid the upset and advance to the finals of the U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam. 

Ryan Boatright added 18 points despite an awful shooting night - he was 3-of-14 from the field but made 12-of-13 free throws. Omar Calhoun chipped in with 17 points for Connecticut (4-0), which will face New Mexico in the championship game Monday at 10 p.m. ET. The Lobos advanced with a 70-69 win against George Mason. 

The Bobcats (2-2) pushed their lead to 55-45 on Garvey Young's 3-pointer with five minutes left in regulation, but Napier got on track and scored 11 points over the remainder of the second half - including a driving layup that tied it at 61-61 with four seconds left.  

Quinnipiac looked to be out of it in the first overtime, but Young and Dave Johnson hit 3-pointers in the final 11.7 seconds of the extra period to keep the Bobcats alive. Johnson had 16 points and Garvey added 15 to lead Quinnipiac.

The Bobcats led by as many as five early on, but the Huskies forged a 26-26 tie at halftime despite shooting 23.1 percent (6-for-26) in the first half. 

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Huskies have won 67 consecutive games against in-state opponents. UConn's last loss to an in-state foe was a 49-48 loss to Hartford on Dec. 29, 1986, which was former coach Jim Calhoun's first season with the Huskies. … UConn leads the all-time series 10-0, and this was only the second contest decided by single digits. The Huskies had won the previous nine meetings by an average of 28 points. … The Bobcats will face George Mason in the third-place game at 7:30 p.m. ET on Monday. 

Connecticut Huskies

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Tyler Olander 33:00 2-5 0-0 1-2 0 7 7 0 5 0 2 1 5
Shabazz Napier 47:00 8-23 2-6 11-12 0 5 5 2 4 2 2 1 29
Ryan Boatright 41:00 3-14 0-3 12-13 0 1 1 4 2 2 4 0 18
DeAndre Daniels 29:00 0-2 0-0 3-4 0 1 1 1 5 1 1 3 3
Omar Calhoun 42:00 5-9 2-5 5-6 0 5 5 1 1 2 0 0 17
R.J. Evans 20:00 3-4 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 2 2 1 0 6
Niels Giffey 21:00 0-1 0-1 5-6 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 5
Enosch Wolf 9:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 1 4 0 0 0 0
Phillip Nolan 8:00 2-2 0-0 2-2 3 2 5 0 3 0 0 0 6
TOTAL 250 23-60 4-16 39-45 4 25 29 9 26 9 10 5 89
  38.3% 25.0% 86.7% Team Rebs: 6   Total TO: 10

Quinnipiac Bobcats

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Dave Johnson 42:00 4-12 2-3 6-6 0 5 5 4 3 1 5 0 16
Jamee Jackson 43:00 3-12 0-0 5-11 2 5 7 0 4 0 3 2 11
Ike Azotam 25:00 5-8 0-0 0-0 3 6 9 1 5 0 2 1 10
Zaid Hearst 26:00 2-5 0-2 4-4 1 2 3 0 3 0 2 0 8
Garvey Young 38:00 4-9 3-5 4-6 1 3 4 0 5 0 1 0 15
Shaq Shannon 12:00 1-3 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 1 2 0 3 0 2
Ousmane Drame 30:00 4-9 0-0 5-8 1 2 3 0 3 1 1 1 13
Evan Conti 31:00 3-8 2-5 0-0 1 6 7 0 4 1 0 0 8
Kendrick Ray 3:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 250 26-66 7-15 24-35 9 30 39 6 29 3 17 4 83
  39.4% 46.7% 68.6% Team Rebs: 5   Total TO: 17