Brooks Scores 25 But Friars Fall At UConn

No. 10 Connecticut beats Providence 75-57
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By JIM O'CONNELL
AP Basketball Writer
      STORRS, Conn. (AP) – Jamal Coombs-McDaniel, who isn't a scorer,
had a career-high 25 points and Kemba Walker, the Big East's No. 2
scorer, had 22 as No. 10 Connecticut beat Providence 75-57 on
Sunday night.
      Coombs-McDaniel, whose previous career high was 13 points and
who averages 4.5 points per game, finished 10 for 17 from the field
and also pulled down a career-high eight rebounds as the Huskies
(19-5, 7-5) seemed to straighten out their offense after losing
three of four, including two home games.
      Walker, who came in averaging 22.9 points, had 14 in the second
half. He and Coombs-McDaniel scored all the points in a late 12-0
run that ended any thought of Providence continuing their
domination of Connecticut.
      Marshon Brooks, the Big East's leading scorer at 24.1 per game,
finished with 25 on 7-of-22 shooting including missing seven of
eight 3-point attempts.
      
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