Two of the best teams boasting two of the best players in the Big East put on a show in Connecticut this afternoon that ended with the Huskies handing the Villanova Wildcats their first conference loss of the season. With the game tied at 59, UConn star Kemba Walker drove the lane and a floater with 2.5 seconds left to seal it. Just minutes before Walker had missed two free throws that could have put the Huskies up four. Instead, Villanova got the ball down the floor quickly and Corey Fisher buried two foul shots of his own. But, Walker went from goat to hero with clutch two to end it.
Walker finished with 24, while Fisher had a career high 28.
Villanova’s offense suffered from a poor shooting night from Corey Stokes, who was 0-6, and the lack of 6th man Dominic Cheek, who missed the game with an injury. Maalik Wayns struggled on both ends of the floor shooting 4-10 including 0-4 from three and allowing Walker to basically have his way with him. Wayns also led the game with 4 turnovers.
Villanova got off to a nightmare start in the game, falling down 10-0 at one point… but they fought back to take a lead into the half and were up by as much as 7 in the second.