Connecticut Defeats DePaul 81-69 - Recap

Connecticut got a 28-point performance from Shabazz Napier as they ran past DePaul 81-69 on Saturday at Allstate Arena.

Connecticut won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 4.5-point spread as favorites.

Omar Calhoun had 17 points for Connecticut and Ryan Boatright chipped in with 17 points. Ryan Boatright had 6 assists for them, while Shabazz Napier was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 7 boards.

DePaul got 20 points from Cleveland Melvin in a losing cause and another 13 points from Brandon Young. Worrel Clahar contributed 7 assists for them, while Cleveland Melvin had 10 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed DePaul were victorious, as the score was 37-34 at the break.

Connecticut had a 32-21 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.