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Despite Travel Issues, UConn Overcomes Seton Hall

Despite a sloppy start.

Score: UConn 78, Seton Hall 67

Stars:UConn: Shabazz Napier 22 Pts, 9 Ast, 6 Stl. Ryan Boatright 20 Pts, 5 Reb, 4 Stl. Seton Hall: Aaron Cosby 25 Pts, 3 Ast. Fuquan Edwin 19 Pts, 3 Ast, 4 Reb, 5 Stl.

Story: It was a long night for the UConn men's basketball team, but despite a late arrival in Newark, N.J., the Huskies came away with a momentous 78-67 win over Seton Hall.

Due to the severe weather that covered Connecticut in over three feet of snow, UConn was unable to leave campus until about 7 p.m. The Huskies then faced issues on the road to Newark, as their Peter Pan bus broke down, not once, but twice.

UConn finally made it to the hotel at 12:15 a.m., but with a 12 p.m. start for the game, they did not have much time to relax.

It was a slow start for the Huskies, as Seton Hall took a quick 5-0 lead and UConn looked like a mess out on the floor. But UConn was able to settle down and get into a rhythm, and the Huskies could not stop scoring.

Despite their consistent struggles in the first half of games this season, the Huskies played a strong opening 20 minutes, and went into the half down by only one at 35-34.

The second half was close for a while, but with around 10 minutes to play, the Huskies took control, and eventually took a double-digit lead to put the game out of reach.

After struggling early and often against St. John's, Shabazz Napier and Ryan Boatright led the way for the Huskies, both reaching the 20-point plateau.

Also playing a key role in the UConn win was the rebounding margin. It is not often that the Huskies get the advantage on the boards, but they outrebounded the Pirates 31-25.

The Huskies are now 16-6 overall and 6-4 in the Big East. Once again, this team with nothing to play for in terms of postseason positioning continues to show that it refuses to let a predetermined fate dictate how it plays during the 2012-13 season. The Huskies mean business.

UConn will now get a couple days off before one final Big East showdown with Syracuse before the Orange head to the ACC next season.