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Huskies Hit the Road to Play USF on Wednesday

Jan. 24, 2017

Game Info

UConn vs. USF

Date & Time

Wednesday, Jan. 25 | 7 p.m.

Venue & Location

Sun Dome - Tampa, Fla.

Live Stats

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Game Notes

UConn-USF

STORRS, Conn. – Coming off a win over ECU on Sunday evening in the XL Center, the UConn men’s basketball team returns to the hardwood on Wednesday night when it plays at USF in Tampa, Fla. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. (ET).

The Huskies (8-11, 3-4 American) meet the Bulls on ESPNU and the action can also be heard on the UConn/IMG Radio Network.

Four different players scored in double-figures in the 72-65 win over Pirates, with sophomore guard Jalen Adams leading the way with 19 points on 8-of-11 shooting. Senior Rodney Purvis added 16 points of his own.

Senior forward Kentan Facey posted his fourth double-double of the season with 13 points and 10 rebounds – the sixth of his career.

UConn is shooting 46.4-percent from the field as a team over the past four games (2-2), as Facey has led with 14.8 points per contest. The Huskies have also found offensive balance, taking just 61 three-point shots to opponents’ 108.

Freshman Vance Jackson earned his second straight AAC Rookie of the Week honor on Monday, averaging 10 points and seven boards per game against SMU and ECU. He is scoring 10.1 points per conference game this season.

UConn is 16-2 all-time against USF and has won the past six meetings. The Huskies earned an 81-51 victory last season in the Sun Dome.

SCOUTING USF

The Bulls (6-12, 0-7 American) enters Wednesday having lost seven straight games, all in conference play. Their last win came against Delaware, 81-53, back on Dec. 22.

Interim head coach Murry Bartow leads USF, following former head coach Orlando Antigua’s firing. The Bulls are looking for their first win under Bartow (0-5).

Junior guard Geno Thorpe leads the team with 13.8 points per game. USF’s scoring margin of -5.2 is the second worst in the AAC, while its free throw percentage of 63.9 is ranked last.

BY THE NUMBERS

6.4: Average number of assists per game for Jalen Adams, the most of any player in the AAC. He has five or more assists in 14 games this season.

12: Number of times both Rodney Purvis and Jalen Adams have scored in double-figures this season. Next closest is Vance Jackson with eight.

16 and 11: Points and rebounding averages for Kentan Facey in his four double-double performances this season, the most of any UConn player.


 

 

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