Price is Right as UConn Holds off West Virginia

No. 20 Drake clinches MVC, Bowling Green upsets No. 23 Kent St.
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser User
Posted Mar 1, 2008 6:18 PM CST
Connecticut's A.J. Price goes up over West Virginia's Darris Nichols for an outside shot in the first half of a college basketball game in Hartford, Conn., Saturday, March 1, 2008. (AP Photo/Bob Child)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – No. 15 Connecticut blew much of a 17-point lead before settling down to beat West Virginia 79-71 today in a Big East game, reports the AP. AJ Price led the Huskies (23-6, 12-4) with 24 points, and Jeff Adrien had his 16th double-double of the season with 17 points and 10 rebounds. In other Top 25 action:

  • No. 20 Drake finished its best regular season in 35 years with a 73-63 win over Wichita State. Klayton Korver led the way with 19 points as Drake finished 25-4 overall and 15-3 to win the Missouri Valley.
  • No. 23 Kent State lost its first game ever as a ranked team as Brian Moten scored 24 points to lead Bowling Green to an 89-83 Mid-American Conference win.