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UConn 36, San Diego State 27 at the half

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UConn's Kemba Walker (15) grabs a loose ball under San Diego State's Malcolm Thomas (4) during the first half Thursday in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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.

- Neill

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