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UConn Vs. Iowa State Halftime Score: Huskies Struggle Early, Down 42-32 At Intermission

The UConn Huskies got off to a very slow start during Thursday night's second round 2012 NCAA Tournament game against the Iowa St. Cyclones. They were down as many as 22 points, but a 5:11 stretch without a point by the Cyclones allowed the Huskies to crawl their way back to respectability. At halftime, the Cyclones lead 42-32.

The Huskies are shooting just 37.9 percent from the floor for the half. A normally strong frontcourt has struggled to produce much of anything. Roscoe Smith, Andre Drummond and Alex Oriakhi went a combined 3-for-10 from the floor. Perhaps even more surprising has been their lack of production on the boards. The Cyclones are currently winning the rebound battle, 23-12.

Shabazz Napier leads UConn with 12 points and six assists. Scott Christopherson leads Iowa State with 11 points. Royce White is on pace for a monster game with eight points and eight rebounds at intermission.

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