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Calhoun, Boatright lead UConn Over Maryland-Eastern Shore

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Freshman Omar Calhoun scored a
season-high 22 points and Ryan Boatright had 21 to lead Connecticut
to an 84-50 victory over winless Maryland-Eastern Shore on Monday
night at the XL Center.

Calhoun and Boatright combined to score 15 of UConn’s first 17
points in the second half. UConn went on a 15-0 run, capped by
Boatright’s steal and dunk that pushed to lead to 65-33 with 11:44
remaining.

The Huskies (8-2) shot 66 percent from the field (33 of 50) and
were 10 of 19 from 3-point range.

Louis Bell scored 12 points for the Hawks (0-10).

It was UConn’s first game since 20 students and six adults were
killed last Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown and a
pre-game ceremony was held to honor their memory.

As a tribute to the victims, UConn players wore green “SH”
patches on the front of their white jerseys and some wrote messages
on their sneakers and socks. Boatright wrote “SH” on his left
cheek.

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

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