Arizona's scoring bursts not enough to beat UConn in NCAA tourney

Arizona's scoring bursts not enough to beat UConn in NCAA tourney

March 26th, 2011 by Associated Press in Local Regional News

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Derrick Williams and his Arizona teammates dunked their way to another big second-half run. This time, it wasn't enough.

In a matchup of streaky shooting teams, the Wildcats couldn't stay hot long enough to beat Connecticut, losing 65-63 in the West Regional final on Saturday.

It was a crushing end to fifth-seeded Arizona's run that came just a year after the Wildcats' streak of 25 consecutive NCAA tournament appearances ended.

Williams scored 20 points, making 9 of 12 free throws, and Jesse Perry added 14 points for the Wildcats (30-8), the Pac-10 regular season champions.