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Eastern Washington vs Connecticut Recap - Connecticut Wins 82-65

Connecticut got 15 points from Shabazz Napier en route to an 82-65 victory over Eastern Washington on Saturday at Gampel Pavilion.

Bettors who backed Connecticut were disappointed, as they failed to cover the closing number of 17.5.

Connecticut got 14 points from Ryan Boatright and another 13 points from Niels Giffey. Shabazz Napier contributed 9 assists, while Phillip Nolan cleaned the glass with 6 rebounds.

Eastern Washington got 19 points from Tyler Harvey in a losing cause and another 15 points from Ognjen Miljkovic. Drew Brandon contributed 4 assists for them, while Venky Jois had 7 rebounds.

Connecticut hit the break leading 30-23 before taking care of business in the second half.

Connecticut had a 39-36 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.