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Gameday: Gampel Pavilion
STORRS, Conn. – For the first time in over a month, the UConn men’s basketball team returns to Gampel Pavilion for a home game, as UCF makes the trip for a midweek matchup in American Athletic Conference play on Wednesday night at 7 p.m.
The Huskies (8-7, 1-2 American), fresh off a 70-65 win over ECU on Saturday at the XL Center, will host the Knights (12-4, 3-1 American) for the 12th time in program history on the CBS Sports Network and the UConn/IMG Radio Network (WTIC 1080 AM).
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Junior guard Jalen Adams will enter the game just 10 points shy of 1,000 for his career following his 18-point, six-rebound performance against the Pirates. He would become the 50th player in program history to achieve the 1,000-point mark.
Adams, redshirt junior Terry Larrier and sophomore Christian Vital combined for 50 of UConn’s 70 points on Saturday, while the defense forced a season-high 21 turnovers on its way to the first conference victory of 2017-18.
With Saturday’s victory, head coach Kevin Ollie surpassed Dee Rowe on UConn’s all-time wins list by a coach – earning his 121st win at the helm for the Huskies. He now ranks fourth in program history, behind Jim Calhoun (625), Hugh Greer (287) and Dom Perno (139).
Adams continues to lead the American in points (18.9) and minutes per game (38.5), while graduate student Antwoine Anderson is tied for the best free throw percentage (91.4) in the conference. Larrier is averaging a team-high 5.3 rebounds per game.
UConn is 10-1 in the all-time series with UCF, including seven straight dating back to the 2014 season. The Knights’ sole win came on Nov. 25, 2011 in the Bahamas.
UCF is off to an outstanding 12-4 start, including wins in its last three games and eight of its last nine and that’s with star guard B.J. Taylor out with a broken foot since the first game. The Knights are led by 7-6 center Tacko Fall (11.6 ppg, 7.4 rpg) and forward A.J. Davis (11.3 ppg, 8.8 rpg). UCF has a 3-1 road record, including a win at Alabama.
ENJOYING LIFE AT HOME
The Huskies are 7-1 at home this season, with their only loss coming to No. 8 Wichita State at the XL Center on Dec. 30. At Gampel Pavilion, UConn is 3-0 – with its most recent win coming against Coppin State on Dec. 9.
HITTING THE ROAD
After Wednesday’s game, the Huskies travel to Tulane (Jan. 13 – 1 p.m.) and Memphis (Jan. 16 – 9 p.m.) for a pair of conference matchups over the next week. UConn takes on No. 1 Villanova at the XL Center on Jan. 20.