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Joe D and Wayne Norman talk with Tyler Olander and Coach Kevin Ollie as well as all of the game’s highlights.

By PAT EATON-ROBB
Associated Press

STORRS, Conn. (AP) _ Jeremy Lamb scored a career-high 30 points
and No. 4 Connecticut began defense of its national championship
with a 70-57 victory over Columbia on Friday night.
Shabazz Napier added 21 points, eight assists and six rebounds
for the Huskies (1-0), who led 37-22 at halftime.
Tyler Olander had eight rebounds for UConn, four in the game’s
first five minutes when UConn used an 8-0 run to break a 5-5 tie.
The Huskies never trailed.
Noruwa Agho, who led the Ivy League in scoring last season, had
16 points for Columbia (0-1).
The win extends the Huskies streak to 12 games, after the 11-0
run that gave UConn the NCAA title in April. The Huskies unveiled
their national championship plaque before the game.

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