Connecticut 84, No. 3 Villanova 75
Kemba Walker scored a career-high 29 points and Connecticut
continued the four-day run of Big East top 10 upsets, beating No. 3
Villanova 84-75 on Monday night.
The Huskies (15-11, 5-8) became the fourth team to knock off one
of the Big East’s top teams with a win they desperately needed in
coach Jim Calhoun’s second game back on the bench after missing 3
1/2 weeks on a medical leave.
On Friday night, then-No. 5 West Virginia lost to Pittsburgh in
triple overtime. On Sunday, Louisville beat then-No. 2 Syracuse and
Rutgers beat then-No. 7 Georgetown.
The Huskies made it four in as many days by shooting 67 percent
from the field and 80 percent from the free throw line in the
second half while holding Scottie Reynolds of the Wildcats (22-3,
11-2) to four of his 18 points.
Connecticut was coming off a 60-48 loss to Cincinnati. The
Huskies hit the 48-point mark less than 4 minutes into the second