3:40 PM ET, March 21, 2008
Amalie Arena, Tampa, Florida
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- San Diego's Rob Jones didn't even bother leaving his feet when the ball was tossed up to start the game.The 6-foot-6 forward knew he didn't have a chance against Connecticut's 7-foot-3 center Hasheem Thabeet.When the same thing happened to begin overtime, Jones jumped so high he nearly got the tip -- a clear indication of how confident the Toreros had become. They were even more fearless in the final seconds.
Early ExitGetting ousted in the first round of the NCAA tourney is a rarity for UConn. The Huskies' loss Friday snapped the longest streak of first-round wins by a school at 14.
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Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||31-65 (.477)||25-58 (.431)|
|3P Made-Attempted||4-12 (.333)||3-6 (.500)|
|FT Made-Attempted||4-7 (.571)||16-20 (.800)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||21 (0/0)||16 (0/0)|
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