The West Virginia Mountaineers let a nine-point lead with 4:20 remaining in the second half slip away and didn't make a field goal in overtime as they lost their second round Big East Tournament game to the Connecticut Huskies 71-67 on Wednesday afternoon.
The Huskies' comeback was led by Shabazz Napier, who scored 11 points in that span before fouling out in overtime. Napier finished the game with 26 points hitting 4 three-pointers. Jeremy Lamb also added 22 points with three three-pointers and 8 rebounds. Guard Ryan Boatright, with 10 points off the bench, hit the game-clinching free throw with 19 seconds remaining in overtime after missing three in a row.
For West Virginia, forward Kevin Jones scored 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Guard Darryl Bryant also added 20 points, hitting two three-pointers. Connecticut's accuracy played a big part in the finish of the game, shooting 49 percent from the field while West Virginia only shot 34.7 percent from the field.
The Huskies move on to the quarterfinals where they will play the top-seeded Syracuse Orange on Thursday afternoon.
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