Boatright leads UConn over Providence 63-59 in OT

PAT EATON-ROBB Associated Press Published:

STORRS, Conn. (AP) -- Ryan Boatright scored 23 points, including a key three-point play in overtime, as Connecticut finished its season with a 63-59 win over Providence on Saturday.

DeAndre Daniels added 19 points and Shabazz Napier, playing despite an injured right foot, chipped in with 16 points as UConn (20-10, 10-8 Big East) earned its 20th win. Daniels and Napier each had eight rebounds.

Kadeem Batts had 14 points and 12 rebounds for Providence (17-13, 9-9), and Kris Dunn added 11 before fouling out in the extra session.

The teams were tied before Boatright's fade-away basket with 19 seconds left, which drew a foul on Bryce Cotton. The free throw gave the Huskies a 62-59 lead.

Cotton missed a 3-point shot on the other end and Napier sealed the win with a free throw.