UConn Basketball

with Kevin Duffy

Halftime: New Mexico 30, UConn 27

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UConn enters halftime of the Paradise Jam championship facing a 30-27 deficit against New Mexico.

Both teams were involved in emotional, back-and-forth wins last night, so the sloppiness — the teams combined for 15 turnovers before either reached 15 points — isn’t too surprising.

Freshman shooting guard Omar Calhoun has a team-high eight points and Shabazz Napier, the Big East player of the week, has seven. He was scoreless until the 3:55 mark of the first half.

New Mexico shot just 8-for-24 from the field, but converted all 11 of its free throw attempts.

Napier, Tyler Olander and Enosch Wolf have two fouls apiece.

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