BUFFALO, NY – Freshman Amida Brimah scored a put-back and got the foul in the final minute to help Connecticut send the game to overtime, where his seventh-seeded Huskies soon left tenth-seeded Saint Joseph’s behind en route to an 89-81 win. Shabazz Napier missed a three at the buzzer that would have won the game, but went on to score nine points in overtime to push the Huskies over the top.
Langston Galloway scored 25 points for the Hawks, who relied on their starters the entire second half. All five starters for Saint Joseph’s scored in the double-digits, but the extra period proved to be a few too many minutes as the Huskies won their first tournament game since Jim Calhoun stepped down two years ago.
Gary Cohen and Kevin Grevey called the action on WestwoodOne Sports.
(Langston Galloway climbs the ladder for the slam)
(Ryan Boatright hits a three that gets the Huskies within five)
(DeAndre Daniels fires a three to put Connecticut ahead)
(Chris Wilson hits a runner to put the Hawks back on top)
(Amida Brimah grabs a rebound and puts in the hook shot and gets the foul to tie)
(Shabazz Napier misses a three at the buzzer to win the game)
(Napier rolls in a circus shot to pull the Huskies ahead)
(Final call as the Huskies advance)
(Postgame interview with Connecticut’s Ryan Boatright)
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