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“Halftime: UConn 32, Arizona 25”

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Arizona opened up with a 9-1 start, but the UConn Huskies led 32-25 at halftime behind 12 points from guard Kemba Walker.

Fogg started defensively on Walker, holding the All-American to 1-for-5 shooting to start.

The Wildcats got extra shots with offensive rebounding, grabbing 12 offensive boards for Arizona. They shot 11 more times than the Huskies, but only made one more shot, a percentage of only 30 percent.

The biggest story was UA forward Derrick Williams, who picked up his second foul with 10:36 in the first half. Without their leading scorer, Arizona saw an eight-point lead evaporate into a two-point deficit. Sean Miller elected to bring Williams back in with six minutes to play, but on his first defensive possession, he was called for a reach-in that put him on the bench for the rest of the half.

Shabazz Napier hit a 3-pointer with 8:06 on the clock to bring UConn within one point, and 30 seconds later he picked the pocket of point guard Momo Jones for an easy lay-up that gave the Huskies their first lead of 19-18.

Jones and Williams led UA with six points apiece in the first half.

 

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