3:30 PM ET, January 8, 2011
Frank Erwin Center, Austin, Texas
AUSTIN, Texas -- For 40 minutes, Texas made life hard for the nation's leading scorer.Overtime, however, was Kemba Walker's time.Walker made a desperate from-the-hip 3-pointer, then nailed the game-winner from about 15 feet with 5 seconds left in overtime Saturday to lift Connecticut (No. 9 ESPN/USA Today, No. 8 AP) to a tough 82-81 victory over the No. 12 Longhorns.
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Kemba Walker's been a one-man show in some of UConn's games this year, but the win over Texas required a team effort, writes Eamonn Brennan. Blog
• Connecticut earned its first road win against a ranked nonconference opponent since beating Indiana in 2008.
• Texas suffered its first loss at home against a nonconference opponent since losing to Wisconsin in 2007.
• Kemba Walker scored 17 of his 22 points in the second half.
• Alex Oriakhi recorded his fourth double-double of the season with 11 points and 21 rebounds. Oriakhi is just the third UConn player in 15 years to grab at least 20 rebounds.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||32-84 (.381)||31-68 (.456)|
|3P Made-Attempted||6-15 (.400)||5-13 (.385)|
|FT Made-Attempted||12-14 (.857)||14-23 (.609)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||19 (0/0)||15 (0/0)|
|» Jan 8, 2011||CONN 82, @TEX 81||Recap|
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Perhaps just as impressive as Alex Oriakhi's 21 rebounds is the fact that 10 came on the offensive glass. Oriakhi is just the third UConn player with at least 10 offensive rebounds in a game since 1996-97, joining Caron Butler and Kevin Freeman.[+]
Most Offensive Rebounds - UConn, Last 15 Seasons
Alex Oriakhi had 21 rebounds vs Texas. That is 2nd-most rebounds in a single game by a UConn player over the last 15 seasons. Emeka Okafor had 22 rebounds Feb. 21, 2004 vs Notre Dame.
ESPN Stats & Information