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NCAA Bracket Update: Kemba Walker Leads UConn Past San Diego St. In Sweet 16

Connecticut was able to get past San Diego St. in the Sweet 16 Thursday night, and all it took was a couple career-best performances. 

Kemba walker scored 36 points -- his second-highest total this season -- with 22 of them coming in the second half and freshman Jeremy Lamb tied his season-high with 24 points to propel the No. 3 seed Huskies over the No. 2 Aztecs, 74-67. The win puts UConn into the Elite Eight for the 10th time in its history, where it will face No. 5 Arizona on Saturday, with a spot in the Final Four on the line.

The win over SDSU was UConn's eighth straight -- and the Huskies' eighth win in just 17 days, thanks to a five-game run in the 2011 Big East Tournament. 

"This run has been sensational, and I haven't yet been able to put it in perspective," Calhoun said. "I couldn't have asked for a better gift than this team, and then we get this. I don't remember anything quite like this. This is different. This team genuinely believes in themselves and each other. I hate to say this, but this is an old-fashioned team."

For San Diego St., the loss ends their season, the best in the program's history at 34-3. After the game, Aztecs coach Steve Fisher said, "When your season comes to a screeching halt, like it will for every team with one exception, it hurts."

For more on UConn's tournament run, visit The UConn Blog

Elite Eight - Saturday, March 25

4:30 p.m., No. 2  Florida Gators vs. No. 8 Butler Bulldogs, CBS (Johnson/Elmore/Miller/Snider)

7:05 p.m., No. 3 Connecticut Huskies vs. No. 5 Arizona Wildcats, CBS (Lundquist/Raftery/Visser)


Visit our our NCAA hoops hub for the rest of your March Madness needs, including a 2011 NCAA Tournament Printable Bracket that's updated after each round.

Other March Madness resources:

-- 2011 NIT bracket

-- 2011 Women's NCAA Tournament bracket