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Cincinnati ends 3-game slide, beats UConn 61-56
CINCINNATI 61, CONNECTICUT 56

By JOE KAY
AP Sports Writer

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Sean Kilpatrick scored 20 points and made a
pair of late free throws Saturday, and Cincinnati ended a
three-game losing streak with a 61-56 victory over Connecticut,
which was missing its top scorer.



The Bearcats (20-9, 8-8 Big East) got only their second win in
their last six games. They split their season series with UConn
(19-9, 9-7), which couldn't overcome the loss of top scorer
Shabazz Napier, who averages 17.1 points.



After a Cincinnati turnover, Kilpatrick stole the tipped inbound
pass, was fouled and made both free throws with 13.1 seconds
left for a 59-56 lead. Ryan Boatright turned it over on an
over-and-back call with 5.2 seconds left.



Boatright led UConn with 22 points, going 14 of 15 on free
throws. DeAndre Daniels added 18 points.



Napier's right foot - which had surgery last year - has been
bothering him the last few weeks and was aggravated in a
double-overtime loss to Georgetown on Wednesday. The foot had
been a chronic problem for Napier, who had a screw inserted in
it last September for a stress fracture.



The Bearcats also were missing a player. Forward Justin Jackson
wore a boot on his left foot.



Cincinnati's offense has been its biggest problem. With point
guard Cashmere Wright in a shooting slump since he sprained his
right knee in mid-January, Cincinnati's offense has been bogged
down. The Bearcats had scored 52 or fewer points in four of the
last six games, including a 62-41 loss at Notre Dame last
Sunday.



Wright had 10 points on Saturday, going only 2 of 14 from the
field and 2 of 11 behind the arc. Cincinnati was only 12 of 21
on free throws, but scored its last eight points from the line.



Coach Mick Cronin's solution to the lack of offense was to go
back to getting points off turnovers. It worked at the outset.
Cincinnati scored nine points off seven UConn turnovers.
Kilpatrick had a bank shot and a 3-pointer curing a 10-point run
that extended the lead to 21-16.



Phillip Nolan and Daniels rallied the Huskies through a 13-3
spurt to finish the half for a 29-24 lead. Daniels had a dunk
and an off-balance flip that went in with 4 seconds left in the
half, giving him nine points at the break.



Wright made a 3-pointer - his first basket after eight misses -
and the Bearcats pulled ahead 46-37 with a 16-4 run that
featured a technical foul on Cronin. He yanked off his black
jacket, flung it at the floor and yelled at the officials, angry
that they didn't make a foul call.



Another 3 by Kilpatrick helped push it to 51-39 with 9:15 left,
the biggest lead of the game. Daniels and Boatright scored all
the points during a 14-2 run that cut it to 55-53 with 2:19
left, with Boatright hitting seven free throws.



Nolan made the second of his two free throws with 20 seconds
left, cutting it to 57-56, but UConn then turned it over twice.



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