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UConn to Host ECU on Sunday

Jan. 20, 2017

Game Info

UConn vs. ECU

Date & Time

Sunday, Jan. 22 | 6 p.m.

Venue & Location

XL Center - Hartford, Conn.

Live Stats




Game Notes


STORRS, Conn. – Following his third double-double effort of the season, senior forward Kentan Facey leads the UConn men’s basketball team into Sunday’s game against ECU in the XL Center at 6 p.m. (ET).

The Huskies (7-11, 2-4 American) return home after consecutive road games at Georgetown and SMU, looking to snap a two-game losing skid and pickup another win in American Athletic Conference play.

Tip-off with the Pirates will be televised on the CBS Sports Network and can be heard on the UConn/IMG Radio Network. UConn is 2-1 this season when playing on CBSSN.

Facey posted a 13-point, 10-rebound performance against the Mustangs on Thursday night, as the Huskies fell in the Moody Coliseum, 69-49. With this double-double, Facey ties sophomore guard Jalen Adams for the most of any UConn player this season.

Freshman forward Vance Jackson scored a career-high 17 points on 5-of-12 shooting against SMU and is second on the team with 12.8 points per game over the past four contests.

UConn is 6-1 all-time against East Carolina and winners of five straight. The last time the Huskies lost to ECU was on Dec. 30, 1971.


The Pirates (9-10, 1-5 American) are on a five-game losing streak, recently with a nine-point loss to No. 20 Cincinnati on Sunday. They haven’t won since Dec. 28 against USF.

Three players are averaging double-figures for ECU, including leading scorer B.J. Tyson with 11.9 points per game. The Pirates rank last in the conference in points per game (61.8) and field goal percentage (39.6).

In one meeting against the Huskies in 2015-16, ECU lost 85-67 in Storrs, Conn. Senior guard Rodney Purvis and Shonn Miller, a 2016 graduate, led UConn with 16 points each.


7: Games where opponents have shot 40-percent or better this season against the Huskies. When UConn’s defense holds them to less than 40-percent (11 times), the Huskies are 6-5. They are 1-6 when it’s over 40-percent.

4-2: Despite UConn’s setback on Thursday night, it still maintains a winning record of 4-2 in games decided by 11 or more points this season.

14: Number of times Jalen Adams has led UConn in assists this season. In only four games has he not led the Huskies – and in one of which he did not play. He had eight assists in the loss at SMU.