UConn Vs. Arizona: Derrick Williams Leads Rally, Wildcats Lead 53-52

Arizona has come all the way back against UConn, and now leads the Huskies 53-52 with 6:36 remaining in this Elite Eight showdown. The Wildcats trailed 50-41 with 10:41 remaining, but have gone on an 12-2 run to take the lead.

Derrick Williams has been responsible for Arizona's comeback. Williams hit two free throws to cut the UConn lead to 52-49, then slammed it down with one hand to cut the lead to one. After another UConn turnover, Jesse Perry slipped inside for a dunk, and Arizona took the lead.

Shabazz Napear's three-pointer gave UConn a nine-point lead, but Arizona rallied. Lamont "Momo" Jones snuck in for a layup, then Perry took the ball away and raced in for an uncontested dunk. After a Jeremy Lamb miss, Jones pushed the ball again and found Williams underneath for a two-handed slam to cut UConn's lead to 50-47 with 9:24 remaining, leading to a timeout for Jim Calhoun.

UConn's problem is that Williams is drawing fouls on its big men. Alex Oriakhi has four fouls, while Charles Okwandu and Roscoe Smith have three. 

Stay tuned to this StoryStream for score updates. And to follow along with fans, check out SB Nation's UConn Blog, the appropriately-named UConn Blog, and our Arizona blog, Arizona Desert Swarm.

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