Men's CBB: No. 8 Huskies Hold Off Razorbacks

by The Associated Press  on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011 4:49 pm  

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HARTFORD, Conn. — Freshman Ryan Boatright scored 23 points, and had six assists in his home debut and No. 8 Connecticut beat Arkansas 75-62 Saturday in the Big East-SEC challenge.

Boatright hit eight of his 12 shots and also had five rebounds for Connecticut, which didn't score a field goal for the first five minutes of the game.

That was just after Boatright checked in and the Huskies went to a 3-guard lineup, sending UConn on a 14-2 run. The point guard sat out UConn's first six games because of an NCAA suspension.

Jeremy Lamb added 14 points and Tyler Olander had 12 for UConn (7-1).

B.J. Young scored 28 points for Arkansas (5-2) and Devonta Abron had 16 rebounds for the Razorbacks, who outrebounded Connecticut 47-35.

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