Field Goal %
- LOU 45.6
- 35.2 CONN
Three Point %
- LOU 23.1
- 34.8 CONN
- LOU 13
- 10 CONN
- LOU 45
- 30 CONN
- Storrs, Connecticut 06269
- Line: LOU -1.0
- 0th Half
Connecticut scored six second-chance points Saturday, including two in the first half. The Huskies' six second-chance points and eight offensive rebounds are both tied for their second-fewest this season.
Connecticut shot 32.6% against Louisville's zone defense Saturday, including 6-of-22 (27.3%) from the three-point line. The Huskies entered the game shooting 45.1% against zone defenses this season, tied for third-highest in the AAC.Shabazz Napier made 5-of-13 (38.5%) field goals against Louisville's zone defense Saturday. Napier has shot 33.3% from the field against zone defenses this season, compared to 43.7% against man-to-man defenses.
Louisville chose to attack Connecticut inside Saturday, attempting 34 of its 57 field goals (60%) inside the paint. Montrezl Harrell scored 12 paint points on 6-of-8 shooting, including 10 in the first half. Connecticut's 20 paint points are the second fewest Louisville has allowed this season.
Shabazz Napier scored 30 points for the Huskies Saturday, and his lone assist lead to a Uconn 3-pointer. All totaled Napier scored or assisted on 33 of Uconn's 64 points. It is the sixth time this season that Napier has accounted for at least 50% of Uconn's offense.
The Cyclones will add two ESPN 100 prospects to next season's roster, but whether they can replace Monte Morris' production remains to be seen.
Tennessee coach Rick Barnes says guard Jordan Bowden has "a little bout of pneumonia" and will likely miss a second straight game Saturday at South Carolina.
Kansas guard Josh Jackson, who is projected by ESPN to be the No. 3 pick in the NBA draft, will be charged for property damage.