Posted by GameSetMatch on 28th January 2010
Beating the top-ranked team in the country last week didn’t give Connecticut much momentum to build on.
One game after upsetting Texas to reclaim a spot in the rankings, the Huskies fell to Providence 81-66 on Wednesday night when Jamine Peterson had 23 points and 14 rebounds.
Peterson scored eight of the Friars’ 14 straight points as they completed their comeback from a 10-point, first-half deficit.
“We just took our foot off the gas. We thought that we had the game won already,” said UConn forward Gavin Edwards, who scored 17 points. “Everybody was just resting on their laurels from the Texas game, and as a result, nobody really came out to play, and we got beat.”
The second-half collapse was all-too familiar to Providence (12-8, 4-4 Big East), which led South Florida by 12 with 2:05 left on Saturday night before losing in overtime. But this time the Friars were on the other end, and the crowd at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center celebrated by storming the court even as the final seconds ticked off the clock.
Click here to read the full article – By Associated Press of ESPN.com