February 16, 2009
COL BKB: Pittsburgh 76, Connecticut 68
DeJuan Blair had 22 points and 23 rebounds Monday to lead fourth-ranked Pittsburgh to a 76-68 victory over top-ranked Connecticut.
Sam Young hit four 3-pointers while adding 25 points to help Pitt defeat a No. 1-ranked team for the first time in 14 attempts in school history.
A.J. Price led UConn with 18 points and eight assists and Jeff Adrien and Kemba Walker each had 13 points for the Huskies (24-2, 12-2), who held on to their No. 1 ranking for a third straight week earlier Monday but had a 13-game win streak broken a few hours later.
Huskies head coach Jim Calhoun failed to pick up career win No. 799. He ranks seventh all-time among Division I head coaches.