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STORRS, Conn. – Coming off a 70-58 win in the season-opener against Colgate on Friday, the UConn men’s basketball team prepares itself for a meeting with Stony Brook on Tuesday night at the XL Center in Hartford, Conn.
Tip-off between the Huskies (1-0) and Seawolves (0-1) will be at 7 p.m. ET, live on SNY, while Joe D’Ambrosio and Wayne Norman call the action on the UConn/IMG Radio Network.
Redshirt junior Terry Larrier scored a career-high 27 points on 11-of-18 shooting against the Raiders, leading all scorers in the game. UConn took advantage of 14 turnovers by Stony Brook, converting them into 26 points on the offensive end.
With the victory, the Huskies have now won 17 of their last 18 season-openers – dating back to the 1999-2000 season. UConn extended its winning streak over Colgate to eight games in the all-time series.
Looking ahead to Tuesday, UConn plays Stony Brook of the America East Conference in its second game of the season. The Huskies open 2017-18 with a three-game homestand, including a matchup with Boston University on Sunday, Nov. 19 at the XL Center.
UConn is 5-0 all-time against the Seawolves, most recently earning a 73-62 win at Gampel Pavilion on Nov. 25, 2012. The Huskies will play for a 2-0 start this year, a mark they have achieved in 15 of the last 16 seasons.
SCOUTING STONY BROOK
The Seawolves opened the season at Nassau Coliseum against Maryland on Friday, dropping a 76-61 decision to the Terrapins. Tyrell Sturdivant scored a team-high 17 points on 6-of-18 shooting, as the team managed just a 30-percent field goal percentage in the first half (9-of-30) and trailed by 18 at the intermission.
Stony Brook is an experienced squad with six senior players under second-year head coach Jeff Boals. The Seawolves went 18-14 (12-4 America East) in Boals’ first season, qualifying for the College Basketball Invitational.
WELCOME TO UCONN (OFFICIALLY)
Seven players made their official UConn debuts on Friday night, including redshirt freshman Mamadou Diarra – who was sidelined for the entire 2016-17 season due to injury. Freshmen Tyler Polley made the biggest splash among first-year players – starting the game and scoring nine points in 30 minutes on the floor.
GOOD START AT THE STRIPE
The Huskies shot 18-of-19 (94.7-percent) from the free throw line on Friday, with five players converting on all of their attempts. In 2016-17, UConn shot 71.2-percent from the charity stripe – fifth-best in the American.
QUICK START FOR TRANSFERS
Graduate transfer Antwoine Anderson started his UConn career with a strong outing, recording 12 points and six assists in 35 minutes on the floor. Junior transfer Eric Cobb grabbed a team-high eight rebounds in his 16 minutes. Anderson comes from Fordham and Cobb from South Carolina and Chipola College.