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Napier scores 24 as Connecticut beats South Florida 69-64 in OT for 3rd Big East win in row

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    South Florida's Victor Rudd, left, blocks the shot of Connecticut's DeAndre Daniels during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Storrs, Conn., Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Fred Beckham) (The Associated Press)

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    South Florida's Javontae Hawkins, right, shoots over Connecticut's Ryan Boatright during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Storrs, Conn., Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Fred Beckham) (The Associated Press)

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    Connecticut's Shabazz Napier, right, drives past South Florida's Toarlyn Fitzpatrick during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Storrs, Conn., Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Fred Beckham) (The Associated Press)

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    South Florida's Jawanza Poland scores during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Connecticut in Storrs, Conn., Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Fred Beckham) (The Associated Press)

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    South Florida's Jawanza Poland grabs a rebound during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Connecticut in Storrs, Conn., Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Fred Beckham) (The Associated Press)

Shabazz Napier scored 24 points, and hit three 3-pointers in overtime, leading Connecticut to a 69-64 win over South Florida.

Ryan Boatright added 17 points for the Huskies (15-5, 5-3 Big East) who overcame a 12-point halftime deficit to win their third consecutive game.

Toarlyn Fitzpatrick scored 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for South Florida (10-11, 1-8), which dropped its fourth straight.

South Florida held the Huskies to just five first-half field goals and led 27-15 at the half.

But the Huskies matched their first-half output 3½ minutes into the second half, going on a 15-2 run after intermission to take the lead.

Napier missed a long 3-pointer that would have won the game in regulation, but responded with two straight to open the extra period.

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