Shabazz Napier and the Huskies take on Yale on Monday, November 9th
Nov. 10, 2013
STORRS, Conn. - The No. 18 University of Connecticut men's basketball team is set to host in-state rival Yale University in its 2013-14 home opener on Monday, November 11th at 3 p.m. at the XL Center in Harford, Conn.
The Huskies are 1-0 after defeating Maryland, 78-77, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Friday night. Senior guard Shabazz Napier scored a game-high 18 points and added seven rebounds and seven assists in 33 minutes to help propel the Huskies to their second consecutive season-opening win under head coach Kevin Ollie. Napier continues to make his mark in Husky history, moving up to No. 30 on UConn's all-time scoring list with 1,257 points.
Historically, the Huskies have been successful when playing at their off-campus home facility early in the year. UConn has not lost its first game at the XL Center in the past 25 seasons, dating back to a 72-59 loss to Virginia on 12/6/87. Overall, the Huskies boast a 233-85 record when playing in Hartford.
UConn and Yale have met on the hardwood 65 times, with the Huskies holding a 43-22 edge, including 12 straight wins. Yale enters the game with a 1-0 record after erasing a 16-point deficit against Central Connecticut to grab a 93-77 victory. Sophomore forward Justin Sears led Yale with 26 points and 13 rebounds.
The game will be broadcasted live on SNY and can be heard on the UConn IMG Sports Radio Network and WTIC -AM 1080.