The Connecticut Huskies started off their 2012 Big East Tournament with a win on Tuesday afternoon, but will need to win four games by Saturday to match what last year's counterparts did on their way to the NCAA championship. That journey continues on Wednesday, though, when Jim Calhoun's Huskies take on the West Virginia Mountaineers.
The No. 9 Huskies will meet up with the eighth-seeded West Virginia in Madison Square Garden at noon in a game scheduled to be televised on ESPN.
Connecticut won its first round game against the DePaul Blue Demons on Tuesday rather handily as sophomore wing Jeremy Lamb scored 25 points while adding five rebounds and four assists to help the Huskies to an 81-67 victory. Ryan Boatright came off the bench to score 19 points, too, but his seven assists as the team's backup point guard were equally impressive.
The Mountaineers earned a first round bye in the Big East tournament, making Wednesday afternoon's matchup their first postseason game of the year. They didn't get an easy draw, however, as the Huskies overcame a 10-point second half deficit in January to pull off a 64-57 victory in the two team's only meeting of the season.
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