March 25, 2011

Can Anyone Stop Kemba and Connecticut?

By - Kris Fletcher

The legend of Kemba Walker continues to grow, and the Connecticut Huskies are now on the brink of another trip to the Final Four.

Walker scored 22 of his 36 points in another brilliant second-half performance, leading the Huskies to a 74-67 victory over the San Diego State Aztecs on Thursday night. UConn now moves on to Saturday's regional final against the Arizona Wildcats, who advanced by knocking off the Duke Blue Devils by a final score of 93-77.

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The Huskies fought past several Aztec runs on Thursday to pull out the victory. They lost a nine-point halftime lead when San Diego State rallied at the beginning of the second half to move out in front. UConn regained the lead, only to allow another nine-point cushion midway through the second half dwindle down to one with 2:52 remaining.

However, each time the Huskies were faced with adversity, either Walker or freshman Jeremy Lamb, who scored a career-high-tying 24 points, had an answer. The two guards combined for 81% of Connecticut's points.

Walker's 36 points tied a Huskies record for points scored in an NCAA Tournament game.

The win was UConn's eighth straight.

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