Texas Beats UConn on Last-Second 3-Pointer by Holmes; Boatright Leaves on Crutches (UPDATED)

Texas senior forward Jonathan Holmes drained a game-winning 3-pointer from the left corner to lead No. 7 Texas to a stunning 55-54 victory over No. 24 UConn at Gampel Pavilion.

The loss snapped the Huskies’ 44-game winning-streak against non-conference opponents at Gampel.

In the last 10 days, Texas (6-0) has beaten Iowa, Cal and now the Huskies — the latter two with sophomore point guard Isaiah Taylor out with a fractured wrist. Texas won the 2K Classic last week at Madison Square Garden, but Taylor was injured in the Iowa game.

UConn senior point guard Ryan Boatright went for 24 points and seven rebounds for UConn, but left the arena on crutches after re-injuring his ankle on the final play. He said he could miss the Yale game on Friday, but won’t be out “two or three games,” according to Dave Borges of the New Haven Register.

After the Yale game, UConn doesn’t play again until Dec. 14 against Coppin State. The Huskies face Duke Dec. 18 at the Meadowlands.

“[Boatright] was limping pretty bad,” UConn coach Kevin Ollie told reporters. “We’ll see. We’ll assess him. We have a great medical staff that’ll get him better, and Ryan is very meticulous about his body so he’s going to get in and do rehab. He hates missing practice, so that’s one guy I’m not worried about wanting to get back on the court.”

Holmes finished with 13 points and eight rebounds and Javan Felix and Demarcus Holland scored 10 apiece.

Daniel Hamilton added 13 points and seven rebounds for the Huskies (3-2).

UConn played without Rodney Purvis (ankle) and Omar Calhoun (knee).

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8 comments
J Paul Read
J Paul Read

This is tough between Moore and Diaz. Moore is a bit more physical which is needed for the playoff grind game, but Diaz seems to be a bit more nimble on the attack. I think you give a slight edge to Moore.

Ronnie Sturm
Ronnie Sturm

I really like the way both have played but I agree Klein would be my pick also.

Dennis Kuflik
Dennis Kuflik

There shouldn't be any thought about this one, Klein should stay in the line-up.

Loglo99
Loglo99

between klein and diaz??? Is this a joke? Klein should be a no brainer, Moore should be the one out.

cunny
cunny

John Moore should be the odd man out. Klein is flat out better defensively (he shouldn't even be part of his discussion) and I like what Diaz brings offensively more than what Moore brings.

Chris Weber
Chris Weber

This debate shouldn't even include Klein he's outplayed both Moore and Diaz and even Stralman at spurts. As far as I'm concerned he should be guaranteed a roster spot unless his play massively declines

Gary Wien
Gary Wien

@AdamRotter  an edit is sorely needed in the third paragraph in the "decision about the defense" article LOL