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Road Trip Continues at Memphis on Tuesday

UConn is 7-4 all-time against Memphis.
Jan. 15, 2018


TV: CBS Sports Network
Radio: UConn/IMG Radio Network / WTIC 1080 AM
Audio Stream: TuneIn.com
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STORRS, Conn. –
Riding a three-game winning streak in American Athletic Conference action, the UConn men’s basketball team traveled from New Orleans to Memphis on Sunday in anticipation of its Tuesday night matchup with the Tigers at the FedExForum.

The Huskies (10-7, 3-2 American) tip-off with Memphis (12-6, 3-2 American) at 9 p.m. on the CBS Sports Network, with the UConn/IMG Radio Network airing the game on 1080 WTIC AM. UConn is 1-3 on the road this season.

Junior guard Jalen Adams scored 25 points and dished out six assists in a 67-57 win against Tulane on Saturday at the Devlin Fieldhouse. It was the second-straight game that the UConn defense has held an opponent under 60 points, keeping Tulane to just 29.6-percent (8-of-27) shooting in the first half.

Over the last five games, Adams has led the Huskies in three major statistical categories – points (20.6), assists (6.0) and rebounds (6.8) per game. In that stretch, he is shooting 95.8-percent (23-24) from the free throw line.

On Saturday, UConn held a +9 rebounding margin against the Green Wave, the biggest advantage on the glass since a season-best +24 mark against Coppin State on Dec. 9. Graduate forward David Onuorah matched a season-high seven rebounds in the win, including four offensive boards.

The Huskies are 9-1 when they outrebound opponents and 8-0 when they allow less than 70 points in a game, which they have done in each contest during their current winning streak.

In 11 all-time meetings with Memphis, UConn is 7-4, including wins in four of the last five matchups. The Huskies are 3-2 when playing at the FedExForum.

SCOUTING MEMPHIS

Memphis enters Tuesday night with a three-game winning streak of their own, holding wins against Tulsa, Tulane and Temple. After starting league play 0-2 with losses to Cincinnati and UCF, the Tigers have rebounded, due in large part to Jeremiah Martin’s 18.5 points per game. Memphis ranks third in the American in offensive rebounding (11.9 per game), with Kyvon Davenport grabbing a team-high 5.9 boards per game.

TOP 10 SCORERS

UConn has two of the top 10 scorers in the American, as Adams ranks second with 18.9 points and redshirt junior Terry Larrier is 10th with 15.3 points per game. Adams is 69th among all players in Division I and has recorded six 20-point games this season.

1 COMING TO TOWN

The final non-conference game on the 2017-18 schedule is on Saturday, when No. 1 Villanova visits the XL Center for an old Big East matchup. Tip-off is at noon on CBS and tickets for the game can be purchased HERE.  


 

 

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