Friday, December 3, 2010

Kemba Walker Records Triple-Double on Historic Night

Posted by CoHoops DeAnte Mitchell
If there was any question about Kemba Walker being the best player in the nation, he answered all the questions tonight.

Walker lead the No. 9 Connecticut Huskies (7-0) to their seventh straight victory over the UMBC Retrievers (0-7) 94-61, and recorded his first ever triple-double.

After scoring the game's first points from the free-throw line, the Huskies never gave UMBC the lead and soared to victory.

Walker accumulated 24 points, 13 rebounds, as well as 10 assist, and became the eighth player in UConn history to record a triple double.

Walker also joined good company a few minutes into the game reaching the 1,000 point plateau.

Jim Calhoun also reached 830 wins, which is tied for the sixth most in NCAA history.

Completing the historic night, the Huskies as a team pulled down 41 rebounds, 13 offensive, as well as dishing out a season-high 26 assist on 33 made field goals. UConn also drained 12 three-pointers, as well as blocking 10 shots.

All around, it was a very good night for the Huskies with everyone clicking on offense.

Jeremy Lamb scored 12 points, added six rebounds and two blocks. Roscoe Smith, Alex Oriahki, and Niels Giffey all chipped-in 11 points, while sophomore Jamal Coombs-McDaniel reached double-figures for the first time this season with 10 points.

UMBC had two players in double-figures with Travis King pacing the Retrievers with 14 points. Chris De La Rosa added 13 points, five rebounds, and five assist, as UMBC racks up a 0-7 start for the second straight season.

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