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Connecticut Downs Cincinnati 51-45 - Match Report

Connecticut got 18 points from Shabazz Napier en route to a 51-45 victory over Cincinnati on Saturday at Gampel Pavilion.

Connecticut was a 4.5-point favorite in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters.

Lasan Kromah had 9 points for Connecticut and Ryan Boatright chipped in with 7 points. Ryan Boatright had 3 assists for them, while Shabazz Napier was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 11 boards.

Cincinnati got 16 points from Sean Kilpatrick in a losing cause and another 8 points from Shaquille Thomas. Sean Kilpatrick contributed 3 assists for them, while Titus Rubles had 13 rebounds.

Connecticut led at halftime, 26-25.

The rebound battle favored Cincinnati as they grabbed 44 boards, while Connecticut only had 30.