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NO. 6 UCONN 66, SETON HALL 56: The host Huskies snapped the Pirates' three-game winning streak behind scoring leader Khalid El-Amin, who had been nursing a deep thigh bruise and wasn't sure he'd be able to play.

"I just wanted to go ahead and give it a shot," said El-Amin, who had 16 points. "I was able to run, I was able to compete and I wanted to come out here and play."

The junior point guard injured his right leg three days ago in a win against Providence and has practiced lightly since.

UConn coach Jim Calhoun said he could tell from the shootaround that El-Amin was up to the task.

"His juices were flowing," Calhoun said. "He was more than ready to play."

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NO. 23 SOUTHERN CAL 82, OREGON ST. 69: The visiting Trojans set a Pac-10 record by making 20 of 29 three-pointers as all five starters made at least three.

"Guys were wide open. We were knocking them down, so I figured we might as well keep going to it," said Brandon Granville, who led the Trojans with 21 points, including 5-of-7 from long range.

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