March 1, 2012
STORRS, Conn. - The UConn men's basketball team will look to cap off the regular season with a victory in a critical game against BIG EAST rival Pittsburgh on Saturday at Gampel Pavilion. The game begins at noon and will be televised on ESPN. Saturday is also Senior Day for the Huskies.
The game can be heard on UConn Radio Network WTIC 1080am and also on WHUS.org - 91.7 FM with the UConn student radio crew. UConnHuskies.com will once again be hosting a live chat during the game. Look at the box below to join us.
UConn heads into the game following a tough loss to Providence on Tuesday, 72-70. The Huskies are 17-12 on the season and 7-10 in conference play. The Panthers (16-14, 5-12 BIG EAST) are coming off one of their best games of the season, beating St. John's 89-69 on Wednesday.
Pittsburgh will be looking for revenge after last year's BIG EAST Tournament match up. Husky fans will forever remember that game and Kemba Walker'sfamous step-back, buzzer beater for the win. UConn went on to beat Louisville in the final and started their run at a third national championship.
The men's basketball team will recognize four seniors who serve as team managers and three players who are all multiple-year walk-ons. The managers are Paul Rozzerto, an accounting major from South Windsor, Conn., Zack Wainwright a sports management major from Rocky Hill, Conn., Katie McMahon, a coaching and administration major from Cromwell, Conn., and Rob Spiesman, a finance major from Dix Hills, New York.
The walk-ons who work hard every day to make the team better are Peter Cochrane, a sports promotion major from Newtown, Conn., Ben Stewart a business major from Denver, Colorado and Kyle Bailey, a management and engineering for manufacturing major from Lancaster, New Hampshire. Bailey is a five-year member of the Huskies.
Fans are reminded to get into Gampel Pavilion at 11:40 a.m. to witness this year's senior presentations.