HARTFORD, Conn. - Kemba Walker had 24 points and eight rebounds to lead No. 4 Connecticut to a 66-61 overtime victory over South Florida on Friday.
The Huskies (11-1, 1-1 Big East), coming off their first loss of the season to No. 6 Pittsburgh, avoided losing two straight despite shooting 37.5 percent from the field and trailing throughout the game. South Florida shot 41.8 percent.
Tied at 58 at the end of regulation, UConn outscored South Florida 8-3 in the 5-minute overtime and held the Bulls (6-9, 0-2) scoreless until Anthony Crater hit a 3-pointer as time expired.
Alex Oriahki scored 15 points for UConn.
Augustus Gilchrist had 21 points and Crater added 14 for the Bulls, who have lost six of seven.
Crater hit a 3-pointer with 28 seconds left in regulation to tie it after Walker's jumper had given the Huskies a 58-55 lead.