Jan. 27, 2013
Rutgers Scarlet Knights (12-7) vs. Connecticut Huskies (13-5)
Sunday, January 27th 2013 at 2:00 PM
XL Center – Hartford, Conn.
- UConn improves to 35-14 all-time against Rutgers, which includes a 19-2 record against the Scarlet Knights since they joined the Big East Conference in the 1995-96 season.
- The Huskies have now won 11 of their last 12 games against the Scarlet Knights. UConn holds a 5-1 record against Rutgers at the XL Center, helping to add to their all-time 19-3 home record against the Scarlet Knights. The last time the Scarlet Knights recorded a victory on Connecticut’s home court was on January 8th, 1977.
- After Rutgers jumped out to an early 13-8 lead, the Huskies went on a 10-0 run during which they held the Scarlet Knights scoreless for five minutes and 42 seconds. During the run, Rutgers was 0-6 from the field with 2 turnovers.
- At half, Shabazz Napier lead the Huskies in points (9), rebounds (5), and assists (3). Jerome Seagears lead the Scarlet Knights with eight points at half
- The Scarlet Knights entered the game 5th in the Big East with a team field goal percentage of 45.8% but were held to just 39.3% (22-56) for the game.
- Rutgers’ Jerome Seagears recorded a career high 21 points, topping his previous high of 17. Seagears scored seven of Rutger’s first nine points.
- After finishing the 1st half shooting 45.8%, UConn started the 2nd half by missing their first nine shots from the floor. UConn’s first field goal came five minutes and 42 seconds into the 2nd half, stopping a 10-1 Rutgers run.
- Despite being ranked 5th in the Big East in blocks/gm with 4.41, UConn has only recorded three blocks in its past two games (Zero vs. Pitt and three vs. Rutgers). Enosch Wolf recorded all three blocks.
- UConn was able to outrebound Rutgers by a margin of 18-14 in the first half, and finished the game winning the rebounding battle 37-33. Rutgers entered the game with a +2.9 rebounding margin over its opponents while UConn held a -4.1 rebounding margin.
- Shabazz Napier finished the game leading the Huskies in points (19) and assists (6). It marks the 10th game this season he has been UConn’s scoring leader, as well as the sixth game he has lead the team in assists.
- The Huskies improve to 10-1 when leading at half; the Scarlet Knights fall to 3-5 when trailing at half.
- UConn edged Rutgers in fast break points 15-9 aided by 5 steals in the second half.