Napier leads No. 4 UConn past Coppin State, 87-70
Sunday, November 20, 2011
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Shabazz Napier had 22 points, 13 assists and 12 rebounds to lead No. 4 Connecticut to an 87-70 victory over Coppin State on Sunday.
Napier's triple-double was the ninth in UConn history, the first since Kemba Walker did it last season against Maryland-Baltimore County. Walker sat in the front row behind the UConn bench Sunday.
Jeremy Lamb scored 25 points for the Huskies despite playing on an ankle he sprained in practice Saturday.
UConn (4-0) extended the nation's longest active winning streak to 15 games, a mark that is also the third-longest in school history.
Tony Gallo had 21 points for Coppin State (1-3).
Coppin State took an early 13-point lead and stayed relatively close for much of the game, thanks in large part to hitting 12 3-pointers.