February 25, 2009
COL BKB: Connecticut 93, Marquette 82
A.J. Price scored seven of his 36 points in a game-closing run Wednesday, carrying second-ranked Connecticut to an historic 93-82 win over Marquette.
It was the 800th win in the coaching career of Connecticut's Jim Calhoun. He became the seventh major college basketball coach to reach that mark.
Marquette owned a 74-73 lead when Connecticut's Kemba Walker grabbed his own rebound and scored with 6:29 to play. That touched off a 20-8 run that Price finished off with seven straight points.
Stanley Robinson added 19 points and 10 rebounds for Connecticut (26-2, 14-2 Big East) and Hasheem Thabeet grabbed 15 boards.
Marquette (23-5, 12-3) was led by 26 points from Jerel McNeal. The Golden Eagles suffered a big loss when point guard Dominic James left the game in the first half with a broken bone in his left foot. He is expected to be sidelined indefinitely.