Dec. 6, 2013
Halftime Score: UConn 54 - Maine 31
Final Score: UConn 95- Maine 68
> Kevin Ollie has improved his overall record as Head Coach of Connecticut to 29-10, after posting a 20-10 record last year.
> Connecticut has played 321 contests in Hartford, including regular-season and postseason play, and has a 236-85 record (.735) in those games.
> With tonight’s victory over the Black Bears, UConn has continued its streak of wins at home against non-conference opponents to 49 straight wins.
> The Huskies now hold a record of 123-1 (.992) against non-league New England rivals. Head Coach Kevin Ollie improved his record to 8-0 vs. non-conference New England opponents.
> UConn has been victorious in 83 of its last 98 games against the University of Maine, dating back to the 1921-22 season. The Huskies have won their last 12 games against the Black Bears, including 18 of its last 20.
> Connecticut has improved its overall record against former Jim Calhoun assistants to 18-0 following tonight’s victory; UConn is 4-0 against Ted Woodward coached Maine teams.
> UConn junior Ryan Boatright extended the longest streak of games played by a UConn player in school history to 54 straight games by suiting up for tonight’s match.
> Prior to tonight’s match, the Huskies outscored their opponents by an average of 12 points per game. Connecticut expanded that average by defeating the Black Bears 95 to 68, a margin of 27.
> On the season, UConn averaged .449 during shots beyond the arc and shot .485 from the field. The Huskies shot .560 and .530, respectively, on the night.
> Senior Niels Giffey’s single three-pointer of the night brings him within two of reaching 50 in his career, 21 of which have been this season.
> Connecticut’s bench outscored the Maine bench 35 to 21. The Huskies improved to 7-0 on the season when their bench outscores the opponent’s bench.
> The Huskies took advantage of Maine’s 14 turnovers by scoring 20 points off of turnovers; Maine netted 12 points off of UConn’s 12 turnovers.
> UConn’s 14 three-pointers was a season high for the team. Also, the Huskies shot better from three then the rest of the field during tonight’s victory; UConn was 56% from three and 53% for field goals.
> Connecticut’s last 9-0 start came in the 2010-2011 season when the Huskies started off 10-0.