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

half.