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Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Dwight Powell
Dwight Powell

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Chasson Randle scored 22 points and 

Stanford presented No. 10 Connecticut its first loss of the season, 

53-51 on Wednesday evening.

Josh Huestis supplemented 13 points and Dwight Powell had 10 

points and 15 rebounds for Stanford (8-2), which overwhelmed a 

10-point halftime shortfall in earning their first signature win of the 

time of the year.

DeAndre Daniels had 15 points for UConn (9-1), which was 6 of 

10 from behind the arc in the first half and 0 for 12 in the second.

Randle's jump shot with 3 minutes left provided the Cardinal a 52-

49 lead. The Huskies dragged inside a point when Daniels tipped in 

a missed 3-point attempt by Niels Giffey.

But Shabazz Napier missed three shots in the final 40 seconds with 

a chance to put the Huskies ahead. He provided up an opening on 

UConn's final possession, transient the ball to Omar Calhoun, 

whose 3-pointer from the right wing rebound off the rim.

Stanford came in 0-4 against UConn and had not struck a peak 25 

group away from Palo Alto since the 2008 NCAA tournament.

The Cardinal's previous seven wins came over groups that were a 

blended 32-41.

Napier, who finished with 12 points and eight assists, missed two 3-

pointers on a key possession with the Huskies trailing 52-51. 

Stanford got the ball back with 28 seconds left after a scrum 

underneath the basket.

Napier fouled Huestis on the inbounds play and he strike one of two 
stinking shots.

Napier, who beat Florida with a jumper at the buzzer previous this 

month, missed another shot with eight seconds left, forcing UConn 

to foul afresh.

He got the ball back on a rebound after Huestis missed another free 

hurl try. He dribbled down the court, but rather than of 

endeavouring a shot, he passed to Calhoun.

UConn led by 10 points at halftime and shoved the lead to 43-30, 

before consecutive 3-pointers by Anthony dark and Randle. That 

begun a 14-0 run by the Cardinal, who used a stifling zone 

protecting against to hold the Huskies without a field aim for more 

than six minutes. A going by car basket and free hurl by Randle 

gave Stanford its first lead of the second half at 44-43.

Napier's jumper from the lane put UConn back on top 45-44 with 

just over 10 minutes left and the teams went back and forward.

The Huskies shut the half on a 14-3 run that ended when Napier 

robbed the ball from Randle and found Lasan Kromah ahead of the 

area for an easy layup just before buzzer.

UConn came in firing better than 46 per hundred from beyond the 
arc, with five players having made 10 or more 3-pointers.

Connecticut was approaching off its annual hiatus for final exams. 

The Huskies had not performed in 12 days, since a 95-68 win over 

Maine, a game in which UConn hit 14 3-pointers.

Stanford completed a 13-day shatter last Saturday with a 27-point 

win over UC Davis.

UConn performances at Washington, another Pac-12 team, on 

Saturday. The Huskies had dominated that seminar, coming into 

Wednesday they were 17-2 and had won 13 straight since dropping 

to UCLA in the 1995 NCAA West Regional championship.

Stanford's two deficiency came early in the season at home to BYU 

and to Pittsburgh in the Legends Classic on Nov. 26 in Brooklyn. 

The Cardinal return to the Barclays Center to face Michigan on 


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