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Huskies Host the BU Terriers on Wednesday

Nov. 29, 2016

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STORRS, Conn. -
The UConn men's basketball team returns to the state of Connecticut, following a trip to California and Hawaii, when it plays host to Boston University on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. in the XL Center.

The Huskies (2-4) will be looking to grab a win in their final game before a Big Apple-sized meeting with No. 22 Syracuse next Monday at Madison Square Garden.

Tip-off with the Terriers can be seen on SNY or listened to on UConn/IMG Sports Radio Network. UConn is 42-12 in 54 all-time meetings with Boston University.

Sophomore guard Jalen Adams, recently named to the Maui Jim Maui All-Tournament Team, averaged 28.7 points and 7.3 assists per game in Hawaii - the highest totals of any player in the field.

Adams scored a career-high 34 points in a 98-90 loss to Oklahoma State, while recording a near triple-double of 25 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds in a 93-82 win over Chaminade.


 

 

In Maui, UConn's offense exploded for 84 points per game - after averaging 61.3 points in its first three games against Wagner, Northeastern and Loyola Marymount. The Huskies shot 52.6-percent from the field combined while in Hawaii.

Adams (19.8 ppg) and senior Rodney Purvis (12.2 ppg) have led in scoring this season, while senior Amida Brimah is averaging a team-best six rebounds per contest.

In the last meeting with Boston University, UConn won 77-60 in Gampel Pavilion on Nov. 17, 2013. DeAndre Daniels scored a game-high 24 points on 10-of-18 shooting.

SCOUTING BU

Boston University (4-2) of the Patriot League faces off with UConn, after having won four of its last five games. Saint Peter's beat the Terriers on Monday night, 80-67, in Jersey City, N.J.

Eric Fanning and Cheddi Mosely are both averaging double-figures for Boston University, scoring 13.8 and 11.0 points per game respectively. The Terriers are averaging 37.2 rebounds as a team, compared to their opponents' 32.3.

The Terriers are shooting 49.7-percent from the field this season, second-best mark in the Patriot League. They are first in opposing field goal percentage with 41.7-percent.

BY THE NUMBERS

5.7: Average number of blocks per game for UConn through six contests. It is three more than opponents have as an average, while Brimah leads the way with 19 blocks this season.

34: Adams' career-high in scoring was the first time since 2014 that a UConn player scored 34+ points in a game. Brimah netted 40 against Coppin State on Dec. 14, 2014.

5: Different players have recorded multiple double-digit scoring games this season for the Huskies (Adams, Purvis, Jackson, Larrier and Gilbert).

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