Huskies win first conference tournament title since 2011
Omar Calhoun ties a season-high 14 points to lead UConn over Tulsa
Sterling Gibbs had a game high 26 points in the win.
Purvis and Hamilton combined for 39 points in win over the Green Waves.
Rodney Purvis scored 18 and led a critical second-half rally for the Huskies.
The Huskies defeat Memphis in the AAC Final, on March 13, 2016.
UConn vs Memphis AAC Championship Game (photo by Stephen Slade)
The Huskies defeat Temple, on March 12, 2016.
UConn vs Temple AAC Semifinals (photo by Stephen Slade)
Check out the photo gallery from the men's basketball game against Cincinnati in the AAC Quarterfinals.
As a Redshirt Junior in 2015-16: Played in all 36 games for the Huskies, starting 21, and was team’s top scorer (12.8 ppg)... Led team in scoring in eight games and reached double figures 27 times... Tallied double-figure points in all three of the Huskies’ games at the Battle 4 Atlantis, including a tournament-best 13 points on 6-11 shooting vs. Michigan on Nov. 25.... Poured in a game-high 19 points on 7-of-13 shooting against Sacred Heart on Dec. 2... Scored a team-best 16 points in UConn’s five-point win over Texas on Dec. 29... Dropped a game-best 20 points in the Huskies’ win over Tulane on Jan. 2... Scored 17 points off the bench in a victory over Georgetown (Jan. 23)... Tallied 34 points in UConn’s three wins at the 2016 American Athletic Conference championship.... Scored a team-best 36 points in the Huskies’ two-game NCAA Tournament run, including a team-best 19 in a win over Colorado (March 17).
As a Redshirt Sophomore in 2014-15: Saw time in 33 games for UConn, starting 24 of them... Ranked second on the team in points per game (11.6) and 3-pointers (54) and grabbed 2.4 rebounds per contest... Earned a spot on the Conference All-Tournament Team after averaging a team-best 17.5 points per game during the tournament... Averaged a team-high 17.8 points per game in the postseason... Scored a career-high 29 points in the American Athletic Championship game against No. 20 SMU (3/15), connecting a career-best 11 field goals and five 3-pointers... Converted a career-best eight free throws on a career-high 12 attempts against USF (1/25)... Tallied a career-best five steals in the first round of the NIT against Arizona State (3/18)... Finished third on the team in steals (27)… Named the American Athletic Conference Player of the Week (3/2) after scoring 28 points against the Mustangs.
As a Redshirt Freshman in 2013-14: Sat out season due to NCAA transfer rule.
As a Freshman at N.C. State in 2012-13: Appeared in 35 games as a freshman for the Wolfpack, starting 23 and averaged 25.5 minutes, 8.3 points, 2.4 rebounds per game, shooting 44.2 percent overall and 38.5 percent from three-point range. Named ACC Rookie of the Week on Nov. 12. Scored a season-high 21 against Boston College (2/27/13). Scored 7 points and grabbed 2 rebounds against UConn in the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden (12/4/12).
Before College: Attended Upper Room Christian Academy, playing under coach Avie Lester... Named 2012 North Carolina Gatorade Player of the Year, McDonald’s All-American (15 points, 3 assists in McD’s All-American Game), AP North Carolina Men’s Prep Player of the Year... Member of USA Basketball U18 team that won gold at FIBA Americas Championships..
Personal Information: Rodney Purvis... Born Feb. 14, 1994... Son of Shanda McNair... Wears No. 44 in honor of good friend Detrique Baker, who passed away prematurely.