# 12-3 run

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#### Casiopea

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OK all you sports fans, particularly you basketball fans, can you help us out with the answer?

ESL student said:
Connecticut needed a 12-3 run at the end of the game to beat Duke 79-78. The Huskies have won four college basketball championships.

What does the word 'run' in "12-3 run" mean?

By the way, and here's my question, what does "12-3" mean :?:

#### Tdol

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I'm not a basketball fan, so we'll have to wait for Mike or someone to help. ;-)

#### MikeNewYork

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Casiopea said:
OK all you sports fans, particularly you basketball fans, can you help us out with the answer?

ESL student said:
Connecticut needed a 12-3 run at the end of the game to beat Duke 79-78. The Huskies have won four college basketball championships.

What does the word 'run' in "12-3 run" mean?

By the way, and here's my question, what does "12-3" mean :?:

A 12-3 run occurs when a team scores 12 points to the other team's 3. There is nothing magical about the numbers themselves, but that is what occurred in that game.

Duke was leading UConn 76-67 toward the end of the game and it looked as if Duke was sure to win. In the next minutes, UConn scored 12 points and Duke managed only 3.

#### Casiopea

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MikeNewYork said:
Casiopea said:
OK all you sports fans, particularly you basketball fans, can you help us out with the answer?

ESL student said:
Connecticut needed a 12-3 run at the end of the game to beat Duke 79-78. The Huskies have won four college basketball championships.

What does the word 'run' in "12-3 run" mean?

By the way, and here's my question, what does "12-3" mean :?:

A 12-3 run occurs when a team scores 12 points to the other team's 3. There is nothing magical about the numbers themselves, but that is what occurred in that game.

Duke was leading UConn 76-67 toward the end of the game and it looked as if Duke was sure to win. In the next minutes, UConn scored 12 points and Duke managed only 3.

Thank you, Mike.
You're all that n' a bag of chips. 8)

#### MikeNewYork

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Casiopea said:
MikeNewYork said:
Casiopea said:
OK all you sports fans, particularly you basketball fans, can you help us out with the answer?

ESL student said:
Connecticut needed a 12-3 run at the end of the game to beat Duke 79-78. The Huskies have won four college basketball championships.

What does the word 'run' in "12-3 run" mean?

By the way, and here's my question, what does "12-3" mean :?:

A 12-3 run occurs when a team scores 12 points to the other team's 3. There is nothing magical about the numbers themselves, but that is what occurred in that game.

Duke was leading UConn 76-67 toward the end of the game and it looked as if Duke was sure to win. In the next minutes, UConn scored 12 points and Duke managed only 3.

Thank you, Mike.
You're all that n' a bag of chips. 8)

You're very welcome. :lol:

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