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Connecticut Defeats Maryland 78-77 - Recap

Connecticut got 18 points from Shabazz Napier en route to a 78-77 victory over Maryland on Friday at Barclays Center.

Connecticut won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 5.5-point spread.

Connecticut got 13 points from Niels Giffey and another 10 points from Omar Calhoun. Shabazz Napier contributed 7 assists, while Shabazz Napier cleaned the glass with 7 rebounds.

Maryland got 17 points from Nick Faust in a losing cause and another 13 points from Evan Smotrycz. Dez Wells contributed 6 assists for them, while Evan Smotrycz had 9 rebounds.

Connecticut led at halftime, 48-36.

The rebound battle favored Connecticut as they grabbed 36 boards, while Maryland only had 33.