The biggest plays of the game for UConn down the stretch of its Sweet 16 game against San Diego State were not made by Kemba Walker. They were by Jeremy Lamb. The freshman hit a three-pointer and got a key steal to preserve a 74-67 win in Anaheim and allow UConn to move on to the Elite 8.
After Walker missed a layup with 1:39 to go in the game and the Huskies up 65-64, Connecticut got the rebound and kicked the ball out to Lamb beyond the three-point line. Lamb calmly knocked the shot down for his 20th point of the night, giving UConn a 68-64 lead. After two non-scores, Lamb made a phenomenal defensive play, leaping to steal a lob pass out of mid-air by D.J. Gay and eventually getting an uncontested dunk on the other end. Those plays sealed a win for the Huskies.
Walker was phenomenal, of course, with 36 points, including 14 in a row to turn a four-point deficit into an eight-point lead with just under four minutes remaining. San Diego State immediately responded with a 7-0 run to cut the lead down to one point before Lamb's heroics.
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