Connecticut (UConn) Huskies
vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Basketball - Photographs (photos) of the game

A Basketball Photo Story Hartford Civic Center Febuary 21, 2006

Marcus Williams recorded the sixth triple-double in UConn school history as the 3rd ranked University of Connecticut menís basketball team survived a second half rally to defeat Notre Dame 75-74 in overtime before a sellout crowd of 16,000 + at the Hartford Civic Center. Undoubtedly the most exciting game in recent history, UConn blew a 19 point lead in the second half to go down by six before mounting a spirited comeback that had the crowd on its feet for much of the time. UConn seemed to have the game won when leading 58-41 with just under 16 minutes to play. Notre Dame's Colin Falls scored 12 points in a 25-2 Notre Dame run over the next nine minutes to put the Irish ahead, 66-60 with just under 7 minutes remaining. The Huskies didn't fold, as Josh Boone hit back to back lay-ups to draw UConn to within two, at 69-67. Rick Cornett's basket put Notre Dame back up by four. UConn then held the Irish scoreless over the last 3:43 of regulation. Rudy Gay hit a jumper with under a minute left in regulation. With only nine seconds on the clock Marcus Williams put back a Gay miss with a good 2 pointer to tie the game. Notre Dame had one last chance to win in regulation as Falls took a three-pointer at the buzzer that was no good. 71 - 71!

The overtime period was an extension of UConn's cold shooting in the 2nd half. The difference was their playing like a team possessed on defense. Rudy Gay scored UConn's only field goal with 1:41 to go in the overtime period to put the Huskies ahead 73-71. Notre Dame's Rob Kurz nailed a three pointer to put the Irish back on top 21 seconds later. Rashad Anderson, uncharacteristically cold from 3 point range (2 on 10 attempts), missed one from beyond the arc on UConnís next possession. Hilton Armstrong picked off the rebound and was fouled by Kurz. Armstrong made both free throws putting them up for good. The Huskies super tight defence then forced two misses by the Irish and UConn earned the win 75-74.

Copyright 2006 Jerry Molaver
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