Scores

Final

(10) NC State 65

(21-13, 7-9 ACC)

(2) Connecticut 62

(23-8, 13-3 Big East)

12:10 PM ET, March 20, 2005

DCU Center, Worcester, Massachusetts

1 2 T
#10NCST 25 4065
#2UCONN 29 3362

Top Performers

NC State: J. Hodge 17 Pts, 3 Reb, 6 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

Connecticut: C. Villanueva 16 Pts, 12 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Blk

Hodge snaps Huskies' hopes for consecutive titles

STORRS, Conn. (AP) -- Rudy Gay scored 27 points to lead five Connecticut scorers in double figures and the third-ranked Huskies overwhelmed Concordia University of Montreal 106-49 Wednesday night in an exhibition game.

Gay, a 6-foot-9 sophomore forward, scored on a variety of medium-range jump shots and dunks, and added five rebounds, four assists, two blocks and four steals.

Denham Brown had 19 points for the Huskies, while Josh Boone added 18, Jeff Adrien 12 and Hilton Armstrong 11.

Damian Buckley had 13 points for Concordia, which has the first five games of a seven-game U.S. tour.

UConn, far bigger, stronger and more talented than the Stingers, led 50-27 at halftime and tried to work on its defense to begin the second half. For the opening 13 minutes of the half, UConn held Concordia to four points as the lead grew to 88-31.

The Huskies finished with a 53-36 rebounding advantage and forced Concordia into 28 turnovers.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NCST
UCONN
Points 65 62
FG Made-Attempted 20-50 (.400) 22-52 (.423)
3P Made-Attempted 10-20 (.500) 2-14 (.143)
FT Made-Attempted 15-17 (.882) 16-18 (.889)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
Largest Lead 11 6

Series

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