UConn defeats Rutgers

By John Silver

HARTFORD, Conn. – Shabazz Napier scored 19 points and Ryan Boatright added 15 as UConn snapped a two-game losing streak with a 66-54 win over Rutgers before 12,678 at the XL Center on Sunday.

It was an ugly affair in Hartford as the Huskies struggled scoring early in the second half. UConn’s first basket in the half didn’t come on a Ryan Boatright dunk 5 ½ minutes into the half ad after a Myles Mack layup with 11:19 left the score was tied at 32-32.

It was five points in the first 10 minutes of the second half, but the Huskies ended with a tear. UConn was 0 for 9 and 1 of 11 to begin the half shooting before ending by making 11 of 17 to pull away.

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