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2011 Big East Tournament: Kemba Walker, Connecticut Cap Impressive Run With Championship

Kemba Walker broke the Big East Tournament scoring record as Connecticut completed its impressive run at the conference championship by beating Louisville, 69-66.

Walker, who easily won the tournament MVP award, scored 19 points against Louisville, giving him 130 for the tournament as a whole. Jeremy Lamb had 13 points and Roscoe Smith 12 for the Huskies. Preston Knowles scored 18 for the Cardinals.

UConn won five games in five days, beginning with a thrashing of DePaul and continuing with four games against top teams. The Huskies easily beat Georgetown, then had closer wins against Pitt and Syracuse before defeating Louisville.

Walker scored 26 points against DePaul, then dropped 28 against Georgetown, then hit the game-winning bucket at the buzzer against Pitt, then scored 33 points in the Huskies’ overtime win against Syracuse.

UConn had struggled at the end of the regular season, with four losses in their last five games. But it looks like the Huskies are very much on track to perform well in the NCAA Tournament.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.