Napier's 19 Points Lead UConn over Rutgers 66-54

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Napier's 19 Points Lead UConn over Rutgers 66-54
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut coach Kevin Ollie didn’t want to hear any excuses about Shabazz Napier’s bruised left shoulder this week. The Huskies and Napier had struggled, losing two straight since the junior captain was injured on Jan. 14 against Louisville. Napier bounced back with 19 points, six assists and five rebounds on Sunday, leading UConn past Rutgers 66-54. ‘‘I didn’t see him grimace, I didn’t see him hold it, I didn’t see him shrug,’’ Ollie said. ‘‘He was just out there making plays. He was out there leading his team. And that’s what it’s all about.’’

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