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    No. 19 UConn Men's Basketball Continues Play In The 2K Sports Classic On Sunday

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    Giffey has matched his career high of 15 points in each of the last two games

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    Giffey has matched his career high of 15 points in each of the last two games
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    Nov. 16, 2013

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    STORRS, Conn. – The No. 19 University of Connecticut men’s basketball team continues play in the 2K Sports Classic on Sunday, Nov. 17, when its hosts Boston University at noon at Harry A. Gampel Pavilion. The game will be televised on ESPNU and can be heard live on the UConn IMG Sports Radio Network, WTIC-AM 1080.  

    UConn (3-0) is coming off a 101-55 victory over Detroit on Thursday, putting up triple digit points for the first time since a 103-47 victory over Tennessee-Chatanooga in the first round of the 2009 NCAA Tournament. The Huskies had six players in double figures, led by a 17 point performance by sophomore guard Omar Calhoun and a second consecutive 15 point output from senior forward Niels Giffey.

    Giffey has been stellar from the field this season, shooting an impressive .833 (15-for-18). The Berlin, Germany native has recorded at least 13 points in all three games and is averaging 14.3 points per contest.

    The Connecticut bench has been excellent in the early part of 2013-14, putting up at least 30 points in all three games for head coach Kevin Ollie. Last season, the bench surpassed the 20+ point plateau just twice.

    Boston University and UConn have a long history, with the first meeting dating back to the 1930-31 season. The Huskies hold a 41-12 edge in the all-time series, including wins in 21 of the last 23 games between the two teams.

    The Terriers, who joined the Patriot League in the 2013-14 season, head to Storrs with a 2-0 record after registering wins against Northeastern and UMass-Lowell. Senior forward Dom Morris is averaging 19.5 points per game for head coach Joe Jones. Overall, Boston University is shooting .484 from the field.