Huskies Look to Knock-Off Second-Place Mustangs
UConn Looks to Extend Two-Game Winning Streak
Kentan Facey finished with a double-double, scoring a career-high 23 points and grabbing 10 rebounds in the win.
Huskies 8-1 in All-Time Series
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The Huskies top Temple, on January 11, 2017.
UConn vs Temple (photo by Stephen Slade)
UConn vs UCF (photo by Stephen Slade)
While At UConn: Has appeared in 89 games, making 27 starts during his time at Connecticut, and has scored 279 points (3.1 ppg) and grabbed 330 rebounds (3.7 rpg), while shooting 5.47 percent overall... Top offensive rebounder on the team... Recorded his first career double-double in 2015-16 season against Central Connecticut (12/28)...Finished second on the team with a career-high 5.2 rebounds as a sophomore.
As a Junior in 2015-16: Grabbed six rebounds and added six points in UConn’s win over Maine (Nov. 13)... Played 22 minutes, scoring eight points and grabbing five rebounds in the Huskies’ three-point setback to Syracuse on Thanksgiving afternoon.... Pulled down a career-best 12 rebounds on his way to a double-double vs. CCSU on Dec. 23... Chipped in seven points, five rebounds, and a career-best five blocks in a win over Memphis on Jan. 9.... Chipped in six points on 3-of-3 shooting with five rebounds in a win over Tulsa on Feb. 13.... Played 26 minutes with six rebounds during UConn’s 3-0 weekend at The American Championship (March 11-13)... Pulled down three offensive rebounds and blocked a shot in the Huskies’ NCAA Tournament win over Colorado (March 17).
As a Sophomore in 2014-15: Appeared in 31 of UConn’s 35 games, making 22 starts and averaging a career-high 4.4 points... Was second on the team with 5.2 rebounds per game… Scored a career-high 15 points against Coppin State (12/14), connecting on a career-best seven field goals... Recorded his first career double-double against Central Connecticut (12/28), finishing the game with 12 points and a career-high 12 rebounds... Ranked third on the team with 13 blocks... Played a career-high 35 minutes against Temple (12/31).
As a Freshman in 2013-14: Appeared in 23 games, averaging 1.5 points and 1.8 rebounds per contest for the Huskies... Scored a career-high 10 points against South Florida (2/12)... Grabbed a season-high and team-best nine rebounds against Maine (12/6)... Averaged 1.8 points and 1.6 rebounds in conference play... Saw time in UConn’s NCAA Tournament Third Round game against Villanova (3/22)... Made two of his three 3-point attempts on the season and went six of nine from the line... Attempted a season-high six field goals against Houston (1/30).
Before UConn: Attended Long Island Lutheran High School (Brookville, N.Y.) playing under coach John Buck... Was named N.Y. State Gatorade Player of the Year after averaging 14.8 points, 13.0 rebounds and 4.5 blocks per game in 2012-13... Nominee for the McDonald’s All-American Game.
Personal Information: Kentan Caulsworth Facey… Born July 14, 1993… Son of Norma Reid-Jones and Kenneth Facey… Has two brothers and four sisters... Born and raised in Trelawny, Jamaica. Came to the United States just over five years ago and resides in Baldwin, N.Y.... Played soccer and cricket growing up... Started playing basketball at age 15.