Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Villanova loses by 2 at UConn

Kemba Walker, the nation's second-leading scorer, hit a floater in the lane with 2.5 seconds left, to give the Huskies a 61-59 victory.

Villanova loses by 2 at UConn


STORRS, Conn. — Before Monday, Villanova had played four road games: at Penn, La Salle, Monmouth and South Florida.

This was different. This time, the obstacle was a fellow top 10 Big East club.

For most of the way at Gampel Pavilion, it didn’t make much of a difference. The seventh-ranked Wildcats (16-2, 4-1 conference) led No. 8 Connecticut (15-2, 4-2) by seven points with 9 minutes to go. But in the end, it came down to a great player making one more play than Villanova’s main guy.

Kemba Walker, the nation’s second-leading scorer, hit a floater in the lane with 2.5 seconds left, to give the Huskies a 61-59 victory, their third straight in this series.

More coverage
Game stats
Photos: UConn 61, 'Nova 59
Philly Hoops Insider: 'Nova still 7th in national polls
Buy college basketball tickets
Saint Joseph's missing a point guard

Villanova's Corey Fisher, his junior high school teammate, had tied things 20 seconds earlier, by making both ends of a 1-and-1 after getting fouled by Walker.

Walker finished with 24, just under his average.

Fisher had a season-high 28.

The Wildcats played without sixth man Dominic Cheek, who suffered a sprained left knee in Saturday’s win over Maryland. He might not be available for Saturday’s trip to Syracuse.

We encourage respectful comments but reserve the right to delete anything that doesn't contribute to an engaging dialogue.
Help us moderate this thread by flagging comments that violate our guidelines.

Comment policy:

Philly.com comments are intended to be civil, friendly conversations. Please treat other participants with respect and in a way that you would want to be treated. You are responsible for what you say. And please, stay on topic. If you see an objectionable post, please report it to us using the "Report Abuse" option.

Please note that comments are monitored by Philly.com staff. We reserve the right at all times to remove any information or materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable. Personal attacks, especially on other participants, are not permitted. We reserve the right to permanently block any user who violates these terms and conditions.

Additionally comments that are long, have multiple paragraph breaks, include code, or include hyperlinks may not be posted.

Read 0 comments
comments powered by Disqus
About this blog

Philly is a hoops town and Phillyhoopsinsider.com provides complete coverage of the Big 5 and Drexel with news and commentary from the people inside the game and those who cover it. Look for regular contributions from the Daily News team of college hoops reporters and from many of Philly’s coaches.

Written by the Big Five coaches
Latest Videos:
Also on Philly.com:
letter icon Newsletter