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College basketball: No. 18 UConn holds off Maryland, 78-77

Shabazz Napier scored 18 points, Niels Giffey had 13, and No. 18 Connecticut survived Maryland’s second-half surge in a 78-77 victory Friday night in New York.

The Huskies nearly blew all of a 17-point lead over the final minutes at Barclays Center in the season opener for both teams.

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