In 2005, No. 14 seed Bucknell shocked the world when they defeated the heavily-favored No. 3 Kansas Jayhawks. Thursday night at Verizon Center, the Bison were seeded No. 14 once again against the Connecticut Huskies. Suffice to say, the Bison were trampled.
Kemba Walker scored 12 of his 18 points in the second half to lead the Huskies to a 81-52 rout of the Bison.
UConn pulled away midway through the first half and never looked back, going on a 12-2 run at the end of the half to take a 39-22 halftime lead. The second half was even better for the Huskies, who went on a 23-7 tun to open the half to take a 33-point lead, which would expand to 41. Bucknell, from the much smaller Patriot League, could not handle UConn's size and strength advantage. The Bison made only 16 field goals and the Huskies held a 41-20 rebound advantage.
The Huskies now await the winner of the game between the Cincinnati Bearcats and Missouri Tigers.