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HARTFORD, Conn. – After opening American Athletic Conference with an eight-point win over Tulane, the No. 23 UConn men’s basketball team hosts its first league game of the season when it welcomes Temple to the XL Center on Tuesday, Jan. 5. Tip-off is set for 8 p.m. on CBS Sports Network with radio coverage on the UConn/IMG Radio Network.
UConn (10-3) extended its winning streak to five-straight with a 75-67 victory over Tulane on Saturday night in New Orleans. Redshirt-junior guard Rodney Purvis (Raleigh, N.C.) picked up his third 20-point game of the season, going 6-for-11 from the field, while sophomore standout Daniel Hamilton (Los Angeles, Calif.) poured in 19 points and added a team-high nine boards. As a team, Connecticut held the Green Wave to 40.4 percent shooting as a team, including 33.3 percent from long range.
The Huskies own a 6-5 all-time record against the Owls in a series that dates back to 1950-51. Temple took both ends of a home-and-home in 2014-15, including a 75-63 victory in the last meeting on March 7 in Philadelphia.
Temple is coming off a 77-50 home loss to Houston on Saturday. The Owls are led in scoring by senior Quenton DeCosey (14.9), while sophomore Obi Enechionyia (10.0) is also in double figures. Senior Jaylen Bond is the leading rebounder (7.3) and junior Josh Brown leads in assists (4.2).
The Huskies re-entered the Associated Press Top-25 poll on Monday, earning 107 points after a two-win week. UConn also checked in at No. 24 in the USA Today Coaches Poll with 81 total points.
Since the beginning of the Big East Conference in 1979-80, UConn is 27-9 in 36 conference home openers. The Huskies are 12-8 in conference home openers at the XL Center.
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