Sweet 16 Highlights: (7) Connecticut 81 – (3) Iowa State 76


Connecticut - Iowa StateNEW YORK, NY – The Huskies led all game but had to bear down late to hold off a determined Cyclone comeback, as Connecticut held on to defeat Iowa State 81-76 in a Sweet 16 East Regional matchup.

In the first NCAA Tournament game at Madison Square Garden in 53 years, UCONN was led by forward DeAndre Daniels, who scored 27 points and pulled down 10 rebounds.  Guards Shabazz Napier and Ryan Boatright added 19 and 16 points, respectively, to help pace the Husky sled.

The performance of the night, though, came from Cyclones forward Dustin Hogue, who scored 34 points on a super-efficient 15-of-19 shooting from the field.

Kevin Ollie’s squad will take on the winner of Virginia and Michigan State in an Elite 8 contest on Sunday.

Ian Eagle and John Thompson called the action on WestwoodOne Sports.

(DeAndre Daniels’s three-pointer give UCONN a 28-19 lead)

(Daniels is piping hot – 40-28 Huskies)

(Brimah block leads to Dustin Hogue layup)

(Kane hits a three to cap an 11-2 ISU run)

(Hogue’s jumper while falling to ground gives him 30 points)

(Niels Giffey three give UCONN 70-63 lead with under 2 minutes to play)

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