Two-Time NCAA Basketball Champion Prepares for Third Season in Pro Baseball.
The Huskies have won seven of their last eight games entering Saturday
Shabazz Napier scored 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds.
Freshman Kentan Facey added 10 points for the 24th-ranked Huskies
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While at Connecticut: Appeared in 135 games, starting 59, averaging 2.8 points and 2.6 rebounds per contest... Saw time in three Final Four games throughout his career at UConn.
As a Senior in 2013-14: Appeared in 33 games, starting four, averaging 1.8 points and 1.2 rebounds... Tied a career-high with one three-pointer against Maryland (Nov. 8) and Detroit (Nov. 14)... Shot a career-high 72.7 percent from the free throw line... Committed just four turnovers in 273 minutes of action... Saw time in UConn's Final Four game against Florida (April 5)... Played in three of Connecticut's six NCAA Tournament games... Scored a season-high 10 points against Detroit (Nov. 14)... Recorded two steals in a game three times... Averaged 1.6 points and 1.3 rebounds in conference play... Scored a season-high 10 points against Detroit (Nov. 14), making a career-best five free throws.
As a Junior in 2012-13: Appeared in 29 straight games, starting 26, until suffering a broken foot and missing the season finale. Averaged 4.3 points, 3.7 rebounds and 0.9 blocks per game... Notched a career high 16 points to go with seven rebounds in a victory at No. 17 Notre Dame... Recorded double digits for the first time in 2012-13 and the fourth time in his career, notching 10 points and five rebounds against DePaul... Finished with five points and seven defensive rebounds in a double-overtime victory over Quinnipiac in the Paradise Jam... Tallied nine points, nine rebounds and four blocks in a win over Vermont... Helped lead UConn over No. 14 Michigan State in the Armed Forces Classic with four points, six rebounds, four assists and four blocks.
As a Sophomore in 2011-12: Appeared in 34 games, averaging 4.2 points and 3.9 rebounds... Averaged 3.4 points and 2.9 rebounds in BIG EAST play... Averaged 1.3 points and 3.3 rebounds per game in the BIG EAST Tournament...Registered four points, eight rebounds and four assists against Syracuse in the BIG EAST Quarterfinals... Added eight points and five rebounds at Seton Hall... Opened BIG EAST play with six points and six rebounds at USF... Tallied a career-high 12 points with six rebounds against Arkansas in the BIG EAST/SEC Challenge... Recorded his second straight double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds against Coppin State... Notched the first double-double of his career with career highs of 11 points and 10 rebounds against Maine... Tallied seven points, seven rebounds and a career-high four assists against Wagner... Set career highs with eight rebounds and four blocks against Columbia in the season opener... Shot 70-percent in two exhibition games to go with 7.0 rebounds per game.
As a Freshman in 2010-11: Appeared in 39 games, starting 21... Averaged 1.5 points and 1.8 rebounds in 9.6 minutes per game... Recorded 0.7 points and 1.0 rebounds in BIG EAST play...Tied his season high with seven points in a season-high 27 minutes against Syracuse in the BIG EAST Semifinals... Recorded season highs with seven points and seven rebounds against Harvard... Grabbed six rebounds against Coppin State... Registered four points, four rebounds and one block against New Hampshire... Recorded four points and four rebounds in back-to-back games to start the season against Vermont and Stony Brook.
Before UConn: Attended E.O. Smith High School in nearby Storrs, Conn... Averaged 20.1 points and 10.7 rebounds per game at E.O. Smith as a senior... Played for the Expressions Elite AAU squad... Attended the Reebok All-American Camp in Philadelphia.
Personal Information: Tyler Reed Olander... Born July 9, 1992... Son of Skip and Tracy Olander... Has two siblings, Ryan and Morgan Olander. Brother Ryan plays at Fairfield University.
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