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UConn's big second half sends the Huskies to the second round of the NCAA Tournament

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Connecticut's Adama Sanogo drives against Iona's Silas Sunday in the second half of a first-round game in the NCAA Tournament, Friday, in Albany, N.Y.

ALBANY, N.Y. — It was a happy homecoming for Amsterdam’s Andre Jackson Jr. It was made much, much better by his University of Connecticut basketball team winning the opening game of it’s NCAA tournament run.

“It felt good to see my family in the stands,” he said, after the Huskies rolled in the second half to beat Iona 87-63 in the second game of the afternoon session at MVP Arena.


Howard Herman can be reached at hherman@berkshireeagle.com or 413-496-6253.


Howard Herman is a sports columnist at The Berkshire Eagle. The dean of full-time sportswriters in Western Mass., he has been with the Eagle since 1988, and is a member of the New England Baseball and Basketball Hall of Fame.

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