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Shabazz Napier (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images Sport)

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Shabazz Napier scored 22 points and
Connecticut concluded its preseason with a 100-62 rout over
UMass-Lowell on Sunday.

Deandre Daniels had 15 points, 14 rebounds and four blocks for
the Huskies. Freshman Omar Calhoun added 20 points.

Akeem Williams scored 19 points for the River Hawks and Antonio
Bivins had 16 points.

UConn begins its regular season Friday against 14th-ranked
Michigan State in the Armed Forces Classic at the Ramstein Air Base
in Germany. It will be its first regular season game under new head
coach Kevin Ollie, who takes over for Hall of Fame coach Jim
Calhoun.

The Huskies are academically ineligible for the postseason.

UConn trailed by a point with over seven minutes left in the
first half when it went on a 13-4 run. Boatwright had back-to-back
baskets during the run as the Huskies pulled ahead, 39-31, with
four minutes, 41 seconds remaining.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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