UConn outlasts Saint Joseph's in 89-81 OT win - NBC Sports

UConn outlasts Saint Joseph's in 89-81 OT win
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Saint Joseph head coach Phil Martelli recognizes the crowd during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against St. Bonaventure in the semifinal round of the Atlantic 10 Conference tournament at the Barclays Center in New York, Saturday, March 15, 2014. Saint Joseph's defeated St. Bonaventure 67-48. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
March 20, 2014, 9:35 pm

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Shabazz Napier shook off a miss at the second-half buzzer to score nine of his 24 points in overtime and lead seventh-seeded Connecticut to a 89-81 win over Saint Joseph's in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Thursday.

DeAndre Daniels scored 18 while freshman center Amida Brimah forced overtime by completing a three-point play in the final minute for UConn (27-8). The Huskies won their first tournament game under coach Kevin Ollie, who took over two years ago after Jim Calhoun stepped down due to health issues.

With the game tied at 70 entering overtime, Daniels opened the scoring by completed a three-point play with 3:47 left during a 5-minute period the Huskies never trailed.

Langston Galloway scored 25 points for Saint Joseph's (24-10). The Hawks wore down because of a lack of depth, and then lost their top forward Halil Kanacevic, who fouled out early into overtime.

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