DePaul Takes Tha-Beating

UConn center finishes two blocks shy of a triple-double in 65-60 Husky victory
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 19, 2008 10:07 PM CST
DePaul Takes Tha-Beating
Connecticut's Hasheem Thabeet goes up for one of his 13 blocks while guarding DePaul's Cliff Clinkscales during Connecticut's 65-60 basketball victory in Hartford, Conn., on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008. Thabeet also scored a team high 16 points. (AP Photo/Fred Beckham)   (Associated Press)

The No. 13 Connecticut Huskies overcame a 13-point second-half deficit to defeat DePaul 65-60 for their 10th straight win. UConn was led by sophomore center Hasheem Thabeet; the 7-foot-3-inch Tanzanian had 16 points, 13 rebounds and eight blocked shots. Senior guard Craig Austrie scored 14 points and junior forward Jeff Adrien contributed 12 points and 11 boards, reports the Associated Press.

The Blue Demons opened the second half with a 14-0 run to go up 42-29. Connecticut was still down 13 midway through the period but the Huskies finished the game on a 27-7 run. The victory makes UConn 10-3 in the Big East and keeps them tied with Georgetown and Louisville in the loss column for the conference lead. (Read more basketball stories.)

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