Kemba Walker scored a career-high 29 points and the Huskies continued their four-day run of Big East top 10 upsets, beating the Wildcats.
The Huskies (15-11 overall, 5-8 Big East) became the fourth team to knock off one of the Big East’s top teams with a win they desperately needed in coach Jim Calhoun’s second game back on the bench after missing 31/2 weeks on a medical leave.
On Friday night, then-No. 5 West Virginia lost to Pittsburgh in triple overtime. On Sunday, Louisville beat then-No. 2 Syracuse and Rutgers beat then-No. 7 Georgetown.
The Huskies made it four in as many days by shooting 67 percent from the field and 80 percent from the free throw line in the second half while holding Scottie Reynolds of the Wildcats (22-3, 11-2) to four of his 18 points.
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Connecticut was coming off a 60-48 loss to Cincinnati. The Huskies hit the 48-point mark less than 4 minutes into the second half.
Calhoun had called the loss to Cincinnati “embarrassing.” This had to wipe some of that feeling away.