Huskies Take On Hoyas In Gampel On Wednesday Only 300 Tickets Remain; Game Will Be Green Awareness Day
Shabazz Napier, Omar Calhoun and the Huskies take the No. 7/8 Hoyas on Wednesday.
Feb. 26, 2013
STORRS, Conn. -
The University of Connecticut men's basketball team, which has won two straight, four of five, and seven of nine, returns to Gampel Pavilion to play host to nationally-ranked (#7/8) Georgetown on Wednesday, Feb. 27. The game will begin at 7 p.m. and be televised by ESPN2 and heard on the UConn IMG Sports Network.
The Huskies (19-7 overall, 9-5 BIG EAST), coming off an 81-69 road win at DePaul Saturday, are led by junior Shabazz Napier (17.2 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 4.6 apg) and sophomore Ryan Boatright (15.2 ppg, 4.3 apg). Freshman Omar Calhoun (11.6 ppg) and sophomore DeAndre Daniels (10.7 ppg) also average double figures.
The UConn Division of Athletics and the UConn Office of Environmental Policy will host a Green Game Day on Wednesday at the UConn men's basketball team takes on Georgetown at 7:00 p.m. in Gampel Pavilion. As part of this event, fans are encouraged to bring any lightly used sneakers to donate for reuse -- especially children's shoes. These shoes will go to Kicks for Africa, a UConn student run organization whose mission it is to donate lightly used shoes to less fortunate children in Africa. The shoes will be collected at all entrances as fans enter the game.
The Office of Environmental Policy, the EcoHusky student group and EcoHouse have been collaborating with the UConn Division of Athletics to host Green Game Days at a variety of athletic venues since 2008.
Georgetown (21-4, 11-3) has won nine straight, including a 57-46 win at Syracuse Saturday. The Hoyas are led by sophomore Otto Porter (15.9 ppg, 7.7 rpg) and a smothering defense. Without a senior on the team,
Georgetown has defied most experts' preseason predictions and put together a stellar season thus far. The Hoyas, picked to finish fifth in the BIG EAST preseason coaches' poll, currently sit alone in first place in the standings, are ranked #7 and #8 in the national polls, and are riding a nine-game winning streak. Leading the charge has been the 6-8 Porter, who tops the Hoyas in scoring and rebounding and who is coming off a 33-point effort in Saturday's win at Syracuse. He is joined in the frontcourt by junior Nate Lubick and sophomore Mikael Hopkins, while sophomore Jabril Trawick and junior Markel Starks start in the backcourt. Explosive freshman guard D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera comes off the bench. Georgetown's effective defense has held league opponents to just a .373 field goal percentage and a paltry 56.4 ppg average.
The Hoyas last suffered a loss on Jan. 19 at South Florida. They are 5-2 on the road and have won their last four road games.
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