Connecticut Downs Memphis 86-81 - Match Report
Connecticut got 34 points from Shabazz Napier en route to an 86-81 victory over Memphis on Saturday at Gampel Pavilion.
The winning margin fell right on the closing number of 5, meaning the game was a push for bettors.
Connecticut got 21 points from Ryan Boatright and another 8 points from DeAndre Daniels. Ryan Boatright contributed 6 assists, while DeAndre Daniels cleaned the glass with 6 rebounds.
Memphis got 24 points from Joe Jackson in a losing cause and another 15 points from Geron Johnson. Joe Jackson contributed 7 assists for them, while Geron Johnson had 8 rebounds.
Connecticut led at halftime, 36-35.
Memphis had a 38-28 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.