Thabeet leads No. 2 UConn over AIC in exhibition Print
Written by Admin   
Wednesday, 05 November 2008 16:51
NCAAB Headline News


 EDS: No. 2 Connecticut 83, American International 58, exhibition.
AP Photo CTFB102
STORRS, Conn. (AP) -Hasheem Thabeet scored 21 points on 9-for-9 shooting and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead No. 2 Connecticut to an 83-58 victory over Division II American International in an exhibition game Wednesday night.
The 7-foot-3 Thabeet, the reigning Big East Defensive Player of the Year, had six blocked shots against the undersized Yellow Jackets.
Although the Huskies return four starters from last season's team that went 24-9 and reached the NCAA tournament, they needed a boost from freshman point guard Kemba Walker to break away from AIC. The McDonald's All-America came off the bench in the first half to ignite UConn's running game and finished with 10 points, eight rebounds, four assists and three steals.
Gavin Edwards added 15 points for the Huskies, while Jeff Adrien had 13 and Craig Austrie 11.
Isiah Wallace led AIC with 16 points.
irst half with an 11-2 run that made it 25-12. Pushed into high gear by the speed of Walker and the dominance of Thabeet, the Huskies went into halftime with a 40-20 lead.
UConn finished with a 44-25 rebound advantage and blocked 11 shots while holding the Yellow Jackets to 34.6 percent shooting.
UConn will play its final exhibition against UMass-Lowell on Sunday before opening the season on Nov. 14 against Western Carolina.
 

NCAABB Team Pages

Top NCAABB Public Bets

View All: NFL |  NBA |  NCAAF |  NCAAB |  MLB |  NHL

NCAABB Futures

NCAA BASKETBALL TEAM MENS TOURNAMENT ODDS CURRENT
KENTUCKY 4/1
ARIZONA 8/1
DUKE 10/1
WISCONSIN 12/1
KANSAS 14/1
FLORIDA 14/1
NORTH CAROLINA 16/1
VILLANOVA 25/1
LOUISVILLE 28/1
WICHITA STATE 28/1
View All

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Contact Us | Advertising | 888-99-SPREAD

THIS IS NOT A GAMBLING SITE – If you think you have a gambling problem click here.

Disclaimer: This site is for informational and entertainment purposes only. Individual users are responsible for the laws regarding accessing gambling information from their jurisdictions. Many countries around the world prohibit gambling, please check the laws in your location. Any use of this information that may violate any federal, state, local or international law is strictly prohibited.

Copyright: The information contained on TheSpread.com website is protected by international copyright and may not be reproduced, or redistributed in any way without expressed written consent.

About: TheSpread.com is the largest sports betting news site in the United States. We provide point spread news, odds, statistics and information to over 199 countries around the world each year. Our coverage includes all North American College and Professional Sports as well as entertainment, political and proposition wagering news.

©1999-2013 TheSpread.com