Jan. 24, 2014
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PISCATAWAY, N.J. - Coming off its fourth victory in its last five games, the University of Connecticut men's basketball team travels to Rutgers for a conference tilt set for Saturday, Jan. 25th at 7 p.m. The game can be seen live on ESPNU and will broadcasted live on the UConn IMG Sports Radio Network.
UConn (15-4, 3-3) most recently downed Temple, 90-66, in convincing fashion. Junior forward DeAndre Daniels had a career-night at the XL Center, scoring 31 points on 11-of-19 shooting from the field and pulling in 12 rebounds. He has scored in double figures in six of the last seven games. Senior guard Shabazz Napier matched a season-high with five three-pointers en route to a 27-point performance and senior forward Niels Giffey contributed 11 points off the bench as the Huskies cruised to victory.
The Huskies are in search of their second conference road win of the season, after downing then-ranked No. 17 Memphis on Jan. 16. Overall, Connecticut sports a 2-2 road record and is 56-47 on the road over the past 10 seasons.
The Last Meeting
January 27, 2013
XL Center, Hartford, Conn.
UConn holds a 35-14 all-time record against Rutgers in a series that dates all the way back to 1952. Napier paced the Huskies last season when the two conference rivals played, scoring 19 points to go along with six assists to help UConn defeat the Scarlet Knights 66-54 at the XL Center.
Rutgers (8-11, 2-4) is led by junior guard Myles Mack, who averages 16.5 points and 4.4 assists per contest. Redshirt junior forward Kadeem Jack (13.0) and senior forward J.J. Moore (11.5) are also averaging double-digit points for first-year head coach Eddie Jordan. As a team, the Scarlet Knights are shooting 43.1 percent from the floor and 34.1 from three-point range. Their free throw percentage (69.6) is the third highest mark in the conference behind Cincinnati and UConn, who leads everybody, shooting 77.3 percent from the line.