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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.