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Connecticut got 22 points from Shabazz Napier en route to a 60-54 victory over Kentucky on Monday at AT&T Stadium.
Bettors who backed Connecticut were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as an underdog of 2.5 at sportsbooks.
Connecticut got 14 points from Ryan Boatright and another 10 points from Niels Giffey. Ryan Boatright contributed 3 assists, while DeAndre Daniels cleaned the glass with 6 rebounds.
Kentucky got 20 points from James Young in a losing cause and another 10 points from Julius Randle. Andrew Harrison contributed 5 assists for them, while James Young had 7 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Connecticut were victorious, as the score was 35-31 at the break.
The rebound battle favored Connecticut as they grabbed 34 boards, while Kentucky only had 33.