UConn beats USF: Good win, sort of disconcerning

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TAMPA, Fla. — Shabazz Napier and Ryan Boatright shrugged off slow starts to lead an 18-0 second-run that helped Connecticut come from behind to beat South Florida 61-56 on Wednesday night.

Napier scored 15 of his 17 points in the second half. Boatright delivered 11 of 14 during the game-changing surge that turned a nine-point deficit into a 47-38 lead for the Huskies (22-6, 10-5 American Athletic Conference), who beat USF by 43 points in Hartford two weeks ago.

UConn beat this team by 43 points two weeks ago. 43 points! I understand that that game was played in Hartford but come on. On the bright side, they won so I am going to go ahead and leave the huskies alone on this one. Important to take from this game is that even after a shitty start, Shabazz was able to come out firing all over Tampa in the second half. Dude scored 15 in the second half after doing basically nothing in the first. Boatright when on a nice run in a pivotal point in the game to give the Huskies the lead. Also, Giffey came off the bench with 11 points which brings up the question…Where did Giffey go? One of those games that had to be won. 

Coming up are 2 ranked opponents in #11 Cincinnati and #7 Louisville. A win over one of these teams would obviously help Husky seeding. Just give me one of those wins and also, please don’t lose to Rutgers.

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