Napier played 39 minutes, hit 8 of 14 shots from the field, made 3 of 5 from three-point range, 3 of 4 free throws, had one foul, one turnover, one block and two steals. All 12 rebounds were on the defensive glass.
"I told my coaches I haven't seen a triple double in a long time, especially from a point guard," Coppin State coach Ron "Fang" Mitchell said. "I mean that tells you a lot about his heart."
Napier began the week with a high fever which turned out to be caused by a gum infection. He missed practice Wednesday after having a tooth pulled, then played Thursday against Maine, when he had eight points and five rebounds.
UConn coach Jim Calhoun summed it up best: "He is one tough kid."
Here's the list of UConn's all-time triple-doubles
Player Date Opponent Stats
Shabazz Napier 11/20/11 Coppin State 22p, 12r,13a
Kemba Walker 12/3/10 UMBC 24p, 13r, 10a
Hasheem Thabeet 1/31/09 Providence 15p, 11r, 10b
Marcus Williams 2/21/06 Notre Dame 18p, 10r, 13a
Ben Gordon 12/20/03 Iona 17p, 16r, 11a
Emeka Okafor 12/6/03 Army 18p, 15r, 10b
Caron Butler 12/26/00 URI 14p, 12r, 11a
Doron Sheffer 12/30/95 Hartford 10p, 10r, 11a
Donyell Marshall 1/17/94 Hartford 23p, 11r, 10b