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Huskies Head to the Nation's Capital on Saturday

Jan. 13, 2017

Game Info

UConn vs. Georgetown

Date & Time

Saturday, Jan. 14 | 12 p.m.

Venue

Verizon Center

Location

Washington, D.C.

Game Notes

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STORRS, Conn. –
Two straight wins over conference opponents give the UConn men’s basketball team sizable momentum heading into Saturday’s clash with former Big East foe Georgetown in Washington, D.C. at 12 p.m. (ET).

Tip-off at the Verizon Center can be seen on FOX and heard on the UConn/IMG Radio Network. The Huskies (7-9, 2-3 American) are coming off home victories over UCF and Temple this past week.

In Wednesday’s 73-59 win over the Owls at Gampel Pavilion, it was a night of career-bests as both senior forward Kentan Facey and sophomore guard Jalen Adams posted double-doubles for the Huskies.

Facey scored a career-high 23 points to go with his 10 rebounds, while Adams had 11 points and a career-best 12 assists. It was the second double-double this season for Facey and the third for Adams.

In the last two games against UCF and Temple, five UConn players are scoring in double-figures – led by Facey with 15.5 points. Seniors Rodney Purvis (13.0) and Amida Brimah (11.0), along with Adams (10.5) and freshman Vance Jackson (10.5) round-out the list.

Georgetown leads the all-time series, 35-30, but the Huskies won the most recent meeting at the XL Center last January. Senior Rodney Purvis scored a game-high 17 points in a 68-62 win.

SCOUTING GEORGETOWN

The Hoyas (9-8, 1-4 Big East) enter Saturday having lost four of their last five games, following a six-game winning streak that lasted from Nov. 27 to Dec. 22. An 83-55 victory over St. John’s at home was their most recent action.

Guard Rodney Pryor leads the team with 18.2 points per game, while guard L.J. Peak is the other double-digit scorer with 15.9 points per contest. Georgetown’s offense is ranked fourth in the Big East (77.8 points per game).

Just like UConn, the Hoyas participated in the Maui Jim Maui Invitational this past November; Georgetown upset Oregon, before losses to Wisconsin and Oklahoma State.

BY THE NUMBERS

+14.5: UConn’s combined scoring margin in wins over UCF and Temple. In the previous 14 games, it was -1.8.

6.1: Blocks per game for UConn, the most of any team in the American Athletic Conference. The Huskies had nine blocks against Temple on Wednesday.

100,000: Amount of money head coach Kevin Ollie is trying to win for the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center through the Infiniti Coaches’ Charity Challenge. Vote for Coach Ollie HERE.


 

 

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