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STORRS, Conn. – Riding a two-game win streak heading into Sunday, the UConn men’s basketball team prepares for its final home contest before heading cross country to Oregon over the Thanksgiving weekend for the PK80 Invitational.
The Huskies (2-0) host Boston University at the XL Center as part of a men’s and women’s doubleheader in Hartford. Tip-off for the No. 1 UConn women’s team against Maryland is at 1:30 p.m., with the men’s game afterward at 6 p.m.
Tickets are still available, as the Huskies play their third-straight home game to begin the 2017-18 season. SNY will broadcast the action, with Joe D’Ambrosio and Wayne Norman on the call for the UConn/IMG Radio Network (WTIC 1080 AM).
Coming off a hard-fought 72-64 win over Stony Brook on Tuesday night, the Huskies return to the confines of the XL Center looking to start 3-0 for the 16th time in the last 17 seasons. UConn is 43-12 in the all-time series against the Terriers.
Junior guard Jalen Adams scored all 19 of his points in the second half on Tuesday, helping UConn erase a late nine-point deficit to earn a comeback win over Stony Brook in the XL Center opener. Redshirt freshman Alterique Gilbert added 14 points and four assists.
Redshirt junior Terry Larrier leads the team with 19.5 points per game in the first two contests, returning from a season-ending injury in 2016-17. Transfer David Onuorah made his presence felt against Stony Brook, grabbing seven rebounds in his UConn debut.
SCOUTING THE TERRIERS
Boston University, led by seven-year head coach Joe Jones in the Patriot League, has started the season 0-2 after losses to Northeastern and Albany in Boston, Mass. Three players are averaging double-figures for the Terriers, including leading scorer Nick Havener with 13.5 points per game. Five seniors and four freshmen give good balance to the Terriers’ lineup.
UConn earned a tough 51-49 victory over BU on Nov. 30, 2016 in the XL Center – relying on a 13-point performance by then-freshman Christian Vital. Last year’s meeting came between a busy stretch for the Huskies, taking place between the Maui Invitational and Syracuse game at Madison Square Garden.
SHARING THE BALL
UConn has 10 different players who have scored in the first two games – including five newcomers to the team. Among the new players, graduate student Antwoine Anderson leads the group with 11 points and 3.5 assists per game. Anderson and Gilbert have proven to be UConn’s best ball distributors in the first week of action.
ON TO OREGON
Following the BU game, the Huskies head out to Oregon to play in the PK80 Invitational. UConn opens the tournament on Thanksgiving night against Oregon at 9 p.m. ET on ESPNU. Games on Friday and Sunday will be determined by Thursday’s results.