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Top-25 basketball: UConn tops Florida with buzzer-beater

Published December 2, 2013 11:32 pm

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Storrs, Conn. • Shabazz Napier hit a jumper from the free-throw line as time expired to keep No. 12 Connecticut undefeated with a 65-64 victory over No. 15 Florida on Monday night.

Napier, limping on a left ankle he hurt during a four-point play with 33 seconds left, escaped a trap around 30 feet from the basket and got off a wild shot that missed but was tipped blindly back by DeAndre Daniels. Napier grabbed the ball and let go a left-handed jumper that went through as the horn sounded and set off a deafening cheer from the sellout crowd of 10,167 at Gampel Pavilion.

.The Huskies (8-0) and Florida (6-2) battled down the stretch exchanging the lead six times in the final 6 minutes.