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    Buzzer-Beater Helps Lift UConn Past Cincinnati
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    Jalen Adams, who hit a three-quarter court shot at the end of the third overtime, scored eight of his career-high 22 points in the fourth overtime, and UConn defeated Cincinnati 104-97 in the quarterfinals of the American Athletic Conference Tournament quarterfinals on Friday.

    Cincinnati appeared to have won the game when Kevin Johnson hit a 3-pointer from the left wing for an 88-85 lead with less than a second left in the third overtime. But the Huskies inbounded the ball to Adams with .8 seconds left and he took several dribbles and launched a 70-foot shot to shock the Bearcats.

    "That was amazing," Adams said. "That was the best game, and the longest game."

    Adams the made two baskets, sandwiched around a key offensive rebound that led two free throws by Sterling Gibbs that put UConn up for good, 92-91 with 3:09 left. Adams also made four free throws in the final minute.

    Daniel Hamilton led fifth-seeded UConn (22-10), which faces top-seeded Temple in Saturday's semifinals, with a career-high 32 points.

    Troy Caupain had a career-high 37 for the fourth-seeded Bearcats (22-10), who beat the Huskies by one and five in the two regular-season meetings.