Washington 26 27 53
Uconn 31 30 61
Date of game: 12/29/2012

Recap: Connecticut vs. Washington

Hartford, CT (Sports Network) - Omar Calhoun scored a team-high 14 points to lift the Connecticut Huskies to a 61-53 decision over the Washington Huskies in a non-conference tilt at the XL Center.

Shabazz Napier added 13 points, eight rebounds, and four assists for UConn (10-2) as it extended its winning streak to four games. Ryan Boatright chipped in 12 points on 5-of-11 shooting from the field.

Scott Suggs tallied a game-high 15 points for Washington (8-5), but none of his teammates joined him in double-figures. Andrew Andrews and Shawn Kemp Jr. chipped in nine points each while Desmond Simmons grabbed 10 rebounds. The loss snapped Washington's streak of four consecutive victories.

Washington jumped in front early and took a 16-10 advantage when Suggs drained a jumper just under six minutes after tip-off, but the hosts came roaring back with an 11-0 run. UConn went into the intermission on top, 31-26, after it converted 11-of-16 attempts at the charity stripe. The visitors trailed after they hit only 32.3 percent of their field goal attempts in the opening 20 minutes.

UConn heated up after the break to knock down 57.1 percent of its shots from the field. Washington was unable to overcome its halftime deficit as it managed to make just 27.3 percent of its field goal tries in the second period.

Neither side managed to find an accurate touch from beyond the arc as they combined to go 6-of-31 from 3-point range.

The victory came after the university announced that Connecticut's coach Kevin Ollie received a new six-year contract.

Game Notes

Same four atop CFP with rivalry week looming

Alabama, Oregon, Florida State and Mississippi State are all still seated at the head of the table in the latest College Football Playoff rankings.

NASCAR News
Kahne gets three-year extension from Hendrick

Kasey Kahne will continue to drive for Hendrick Motorsports through the 2018 Sprint Cup season, signing a three-year contract extension on Thursday.

Report: RG3 benched, McCoy to start at QB for Redskins

The Washington Redskins will bench Robert Griffin III and start Colt McCoy at quarterback for Sunday's upcoming game against the Indianapolis Colts, according to a report by NFL.com.

Red Sox sign Ramirez, Sandoval

The Boston Red Sox signed star free agents Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval to multi-year contracts Tuesday, announcing the deals separately in the span of about 5 1/2 hours.

Top Shelf: Time running out for Sharks' McLellan

At first glance, the San Jose Sharks appear to be a mildly disappointing team this season, but the club's record doesn't tell the whole story.

Featured Partners
www.eastridgeretirementcenter.com
The newly modeled East Ridge Residence is a must see with its spacious comfortable apartments. Plus, 3 delicious meals daily, geriatric physician, home healthcare services and fun festive activities. Schedule your visit today!
www.ameripriseadvisors.com/james.m.scotchie
Together we can make a confident retirement possible. Simply click to get started with your private wealth advisor. Talk to Jimmy Scotchie, Certified Financial Planner.
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Megan Wise Goes Outside
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.