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NCAA Tournament Update: Kemba Walker, Connecticut Rally To Take 36-28 Halftime Lead

The No. 3 seeded Connecticut Huskies got off to a really slow start against No. 6 seed Cincinnati in a third-round NCAA Tournament game, but then Kemba Walker brought his troops back. Walker scored three straight buckets to stop the bleeding, and the Huskies eventually took control and now lead 36-28 at halftime.

Walker has 15 points in the half, but none were bigger than the six he scored when Cincinnati took a 17-9 lead. Those six points got Connecticut back in it when the game was slipping away early, and the Huskies later ripped off a 16-2 run to turn a 20-15 deficit into a 31-20 lead.

Jeremy Lamb added nine points for Connecticut, while Rashad Bishop led Cincinnati with 10 points. The winner will take on San Diego State after the No. 2 seeded Aztects slipped by No. 7 seed Temple in a double-overtime thriller in Tucson earlier in the day.