Roderick Wilmont came up big when he was needed as his 23 points led the Indiana Hoosiers past the UCONN Huskies 77-73 on Saturday afternoon in Hartford. D.J. White added 21 points and Arman Bassett had 13 points. For the Huskies, they were led by freshman Stanley Robinson’s career high 21 points. Jeff Adrien added yet another double-double with 15 points and 12 rebounds. No other Husky was in double figures.

UCONN got down by 14 points early in this one but used a 24-5 run to pull ahead by 1 with less than 3 minutes to go in the first half. UCONN was down three points before Doug Wiggins hit a 3 pointer to tie the game at 39 at the half.

UCONN once again was down in the second half but showed heart in taking the lead back. The problem this time is UCONN lacked the killer instinct to put away the Hoosiers. UCONN was abysmal again from the free throw line only making 17 of 28 from the charity stripe. This hurt UCONN severely. Rodrick Wilmont, who fouled out for a moment, had the call changed and managed to lead Indiana down the stretch with a big 3 pointer to take the lead for good. Indiana made their free throws down the stretch and obviously they won the game.

Normally, I’d do a notes and observations section but I had some technical difficulties when i first wrote the post last night and lost everything I wrote. So instead, I will just link you over to the boxscore.

Next up for the Huskies is a trip to Louisville, KY to take on the Cardinals on Big Monday on ESPN. Game time is 7 PM.

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