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UConn Prepares for Quick Turnaround at Cincinnati

Sterling Gibbs scored a team-best 14 points in the Huskies' setback to Cincinnati on Jan. 28
Feb. 19, 2016

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Less than 48 hours after knocking off No. 21 SMU, the UConn men’s basketball team continues American Athletic Conference play when it challenges Cincinnati at Fifth Third Arena on Saturday, Feb. 20. Tip-off is set for 4 p.m. on ESPN2 with radio coverage on the UConn/IMG Radio Network

The Last Meeting
January 28, 2016
XL Center, Hartford, Conn.
UConn Falls to Cincinnati 58-57 in Final Seconds
Gary Clark's 3-point play with 12 seconds left lifted Cincinnati to a 58-57 win over Connecticut on Thursday night. Clark and Farad Cobb scored 13 points apiece for the Bearcats (16-6, 6-3 American Athletic), who won their third consecutive game. Sterling Gibbs had 14 points to lead UConn (14-6, 4-3), which had won three in a row coming in.

UConn (19-7, 9-4 The American) grabbed its first win over a ranked team this season on Thursday night, topping SMU, 68-62, in front of a sell-out crowd at the XL Center. Junior center Amida Brimah (Accra, Ghana) posted his best game since returning from injury, tallying 16 points, eight rebounds and five blocks in 33 minutes of action. Graduate forward Shonn Miller (Euclid, Ohio) continued his steady play, chipping in 12 points with seven boards in the Husky victory.

Connecticut owns a 12-7 all-time record against the Bearcats in a series that dates back to the 1994-95 season. Cincinnati topped UConn, 58-57, on Jan. 28 at the XL Center despite a 14-point performance from graduate guard Sterling Gibbs (Scotch Plains, N.J.).

Cincinnati (19-8, 9-5) is coming off a 70-68 overtime loss at Tulsa on Thursday. The Bearcats are led in scoring by guard Troy Caupain (11.7), forward Gary Clark (11.1) and guard Farad Cobb (11.0). Clark is the team’s top rebounder (8.8), while Caupain tops the team in assists (4.7).

Saturday’s showdown with the Bearcats represents UConn’s eighth road game of the 2015-16 season. The Huskies are 5-2 on the road this season and 20-18 in true road games under fourth-year head coach Kevin Ollie.

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