Twenty minutes through the first West Regional semifinal here in Anaheim and UConn leads San Diego State 36-27.
After trailing by five with six minutes the Huskies outscored SDSU 19-5.
Jeremy Lamb has been sharp early with 10 points, including a contested, shot clock-beating 3-pointer.
UConn star Kemba Walker missed his first four shots and even a steal, a slide onto his rear end and a pass between an Aztec defender’s legs to Alex Oriakhi didn’t get him going right away. But it’s hard to keep a player like Walker bottled up for long and he still has 14 points.
S.D. State standout Kawhi Leonard picked up two quick fouls, including a technical, but still has six points.