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Napier leads UConn over Cincinnati in OT, 73-66.

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HARTFORD, CT. (AP) -

Shabazz Napier scored 11 of his 27 points in overtime as Connecticut beat Cincinnati 73-66 on Thursday night.

DeAndre Daniels added 17 points and tied a career high with four blocked shots for the Huskies (18-7, 8-5 Big East).

Sean Kilpatrick had 13 of his 18 points after halftime and JaQuon Parker added 14 for Cincinnati (19-8, 7-7), which lost for the fourth time in five games.

The teams were tied a 55 before Napier hit two 3-pointers as part of a 6-2 UConn run to open overtime.

A layup by Kilpatrick made it 63-60, before Napier buried his third with a minute left.

Jermaine Sanders layup cut the lead to four with 43 seconds left and the Bearcats began to foul. UConn made seven of eight free throws down the stretch.

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