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UConn Looks For Season Sweep of Memphis

Amida Brimah returned to the court in the Huskies' win at UCF on Sunday
Feb. 2, 2016


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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -
After earning a 26-point road win over UCF on Sunday, the UConn men's basketball team looks to continue its conference momentum when it travels to FedExForum on Thursday, Feb. 4 to take on Memphis. Tip-off for the game is scheduled for 9 p.m. on ESPN2 with radio coverage on the UConn/IMG Radio Network.

The Last Meeting
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January 9, 2016
Gampel Pavilion, Storrs, Conn.
Late Free Throws Lift No. 23 UConn Past Memphis, 81-78
Sterling Gibbs scored 26 points, and No. 23 UConn edged Memphis 81-78 on Saturday night. UConn (11-4, 2-1 American Athletic Conference) bounced back from a home loss to Temple with its sixth win in seven games.

UConn (15-6, 5-3 The American) cruised to a 67-41 victory over the Knights on Sunday afternoon at CFE Arena. Graduate forward Shonn Miller (Euclid, Ohio) led the way with 11 points and eight rebounds, while junior center Amida Brimah (six points, two blocks) made his return to the floor after missing 11 games with a finger injury. Defensively, UConn held UCF to a season-best 23.5 percent shooting, including just 22.7 percent over the final 20 minutes.

Memphis (13-8, 4-4) lost an 80-68 road decision at SMU on Saturday. The Tigers are led in scoring by forwards Shaq Goodwin (15.1) and Dedric Lawson (14.4). Lawson is also the top rebounder (9.0), while guard Ricky Tarrant Jr. leads in assists (3.6). The two programs met earlier this season in Storrs when the Huskies collected a thrilling 81-78 victory in front of over 9,400 fans at Harry A. Gampel Pavilion.

Connecticut owns a 4-1 record on the road in 2015-16 and is 15-12 (.556) in true road games over the last two seasons.

In 21 games this season, UConn has held opponents to under 40.0 shooting from the field 16 times. The team is allowing opponents to shoot just 36.7 percent, which ranks second in the nation. The Huskies haven't held opponents to sub-37.0 percent shooting over the course of an entire season since 1958-59 (35.2).

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