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2K Sports Classic - Connecticut Downs Boston College 72-70 - Match Report

Connecticut grabbed a 72-70 win over Boston College on Thursday, behind a 23-point effort from DeAndre Daniels at Madison Square Garden.

Connecticut won the battle on the scoreboard, but not at the payout window as they failed to cover the 9.5-point spread.

Shabazz Napier had 20 points for Connecticut and Omar Calhoun chipped in with 9 points. Ryan Boatright had 4 assists for them, while DeAndre Daniels was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 6 boards.

Boston College got a 22-point performance from Ryan Anderson, who was supported by 19 points from Olivier Hanlan. Olivier Hanlan had 3 assists in a losing cause for Boston College, while Ryan Anderson grabbed 7 rebounds.

Connecticut hit the break leading 37-34 before taking care of business in the second half.

Boston College won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 33-32.