Kemba Walker scored 36 points, leading the No. 3 seed Connecticut Huskies to a 74-67 victory over the No. 2 seed San Diego St. Aztecs in the West Regional semifinal of the 2011 NCAA Tournament at Honda Center in Anaheim. The Huskies will face the winner of tonight's game between No. 1 Duke and No. 5 Arizona. This is the 10th Elite Eight appearance in school history for UConn.
Connecticut held a 36-27 lead at halftime, but San Diego St. rallied to take the lead with about 10 minutes to play. However, Walker and Jeremy Lamb proved too difficult to overcome, pulling away in the final minutes. Lamb score 24 points on 9-of-11 shooting, and made all three of his shots from three-point range.
D.J. Gay led the Aztecs with 16 points, but struggled again from the field, making five of 15 field goal attempts. Gay shot just 25.6% from the field in three NCAA Tournament games (10 for 39). Kawhi Leonard scored 14 points and grabbed nine boards for SDSU. The Aztecs made just six of 13 free throws tonight. This was the first Sweet 16 appearance in school history for SDSU.
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