Need to Know: Ryan Boatright did his Kemba Walker/Shabazz Napier impression making up for a missed 1-and-1 seconds early as UConn advanced over Cincinnati. It was Boatright's 18th point as the Huskies move to the semifinals to face Tulsa and are halfway home to an NCAA berth. UConn survived 32-16 deficit in the paint, 37-27 disadvantage on the board, and did it with 3-point shooting, 8 of 17 in the second half. The Huskies nearly led a 5-point lead squander in the final minute with 13 seconds left on a tip-in after Boatright missed a free-throw. Boatright calmly dribbled up the court and took a screen pass from Daniel Hamilton and had an open look. Rodney Purvis added 17 for the Huskies and Daniel Hamilton nine points, eight rebounds and five assists.
Next up: Tulsa in the semifinals on Saturday.