ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — Shabazz Napier and Ryan Boatright each scored 16 points to lead No. 23 Connecticut to a 77-71 victory over Wake Forest in the Paradise Jam on Friday.
Napier scored eight of his points during a 10-0 run midway through the second half that gave the Huskies (3-0) a 59-52 adcantage with 7:56 left.
Wake Forest (1-1) would get to within four (73-69) on a Travis McKie 3-pointer with 53 seconds left. But Napier knocked down four free throws over the final 28 seconds to clinch the win.
Daniels added 12 points for the Huskies and junior center Enosch Wolf added a career-high 12 points and six rebounds off the bench.
Codi Miller-McIntyre led the Demon Deacons with 21 points, C.J. Harris added 17 and McKie 16.