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Ryan Boatright last-second 3-pointer keeps UConn’s NCAA tournament hopes alive

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Stop me if you’ve heard this story before. A UConn point guard hit a big shot in March.

With seconds winding down in a 54-54 tie game, Ryan Boatright crossed over Octavius Ellis to create enough space for the last-second 3-pointer — bringing back instance reminders of Kemba Walker’s epic step-back game-winner over Pitts’ Gary McGhee — as UConn defeated Cincinnati, 57-54, in the American Athletic Conference Tournament quarterfinals in Hartford.

Boatright ended with a game-high 18 points.

The Huskies, the reigning national champions, keep their NCAA tournament hopes alive for another day.

Freshmen Tyus Jones, Melo Trimble among finalists for Bob Cousy Award

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Friday morning the finalists for the Bob Cousy Award, annually given to the nation’s best point guard by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, were announced. Among the players on the list are two of the nation’s best freshmen, Duke’s Tyus Jones and Maryland’s Melo Trimble.

They’re the only two first-year players on the list, which includes six seniors, five juniors and four sophomores.

From a conference standpoint the Pac-12 leads the way with four finalists, with Arizona’s T.J. McConnell, Cal’s Tyrone Wallace, Utah’s Delon Wright and Washington’s Nigel Williams-Goss being the players on the list. In total nine conferences are represented. Also making the cut is BYU junior Kyle Collinsworth, who has tallied an NCAA-record five triple-doubles this season.

Below is the list of finalists for the award, which was won by UConn’s Shabazz Napier last season.

2015 Bob Cousy Award Finalists

T.J. McConnell, Arizona (senior)
Kyle Collinsworth, BYU (junior)
Tyrone Wallace, California (junior)
Ryan Boatright, UConn (senior)
Tyus Jones, Duke (freshman)
Kevin Pangos, Gonzaga (senior)
Keifer Sykes, Green Bay (senior)
Yogi Ferrell, Indiana (junior)
Monte Morris, Iowa State (sophomore)
Terry Rozier, Louisville (sophomore)
Melo Trimble, Maryland (freshman)
Marcus Paige, North Carolina (junior)
Kris Dunn, Providence (junior)
Delon Wright, Utah (senior)
Nigel Williams-Goss, Washington (sophomore)
Juwan Staten, West Virginia (senior)
Fred Van Vleet, Wichita State (junior)

POSTERIZED: Cincinnati’s Gary Clark dunks on UConn’s Ryan Boatright (VIDEO)

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Why did you try to jump with Gary Clark, Ryan Boatright? The UConn senior is 6-feet tall and giving up seven inches to Clark, who threw down on him with ease.

(H/T: Mike Rutherford)