12:00 PM ET, February 14, 2009
Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey
NEWARK, N.J. -- Hasheem Thabeet was that good.The 7-foot-3 junior center nearly had his second triple-double in two weeks, finishing with career-highs of 25 points and 20 rebounds while blocking nine shots Saturday in No. 1 Connecticut's 62-54 victory over Seton Hall, the Huskies' 13th straight win.
The top-ranked UConn men's basketball team has its longest in-season winning streak since 1998-99, when the Huskies won 19 in a row. That season UConn went on to win a national title.
|1998-99||19||Nov. 15-Jan. 30|
|2001-02||12||Feb. 11-March 22|
• Hasheem Thabeet had career highs in points (25) and rebounds (20) to led UConn to its best start through 25 games in school history (24-1). Thabeet was one block shy of recording his second career triple-double and becoming the first player with 20 points, 20 rebounds and 10 blocks in a game since Cincinnati's Kenyon Martin on Feb. 21, 1998.
• The Huskies have won nine straight and 16 of their past 17 games vs. Seton Hall.
• Craig Austrie, who replaced the injured Jerome Dyson in the starting lineup for Connecticut, finished with six points on 2-of-10 shooting.
• Connecticut continues to have success on the road; it is 12-0 away from home this season.
-- ESPN Research
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||22-57 (.386)||24-77 (.312)|
|3P Made-Attempted||3-8 (.375)||2-15 (.133)|
|FT Made-Attempted||15-27 (.556)||4-6 (.667)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||9 (0/0)||20 (0/0)|