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UConn Men 62 vs New Hampshire 55

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Joe and Wayne talk with Shabazz Napier, Coach Kevin Ollie, as well as game highlights.

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Kemba Walker scored 30 points and No. 7 Connecticut returned from its triumphant trip to Hawaii with a harder-than-expected 62-55 victory over New Hampshire on Tuesday night.

Shabazz Napier added 11 points for Connecticut (6-0) which was not ranked before beating Michigan State and Kentucky last week in the Maui Invitational.

The Huskies trailed the Wildcats 24-23 at halftime, and didn’t take the lead for good until 6 minutes into the second half, in what was a close game throughout.

UConn went on a late 9-2 run to expand a 49-48 lead to 58-50.

Myrick Ferg had 16 of his 19 points in the second half to lead New Hampshire (4-2) while James Valladares added 12.

Walker, who leads the nation in scoring and came in averaging 30 points per game, needs just two more to reach for 1,000 for his career.

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