Dec. 6, 2012
STORRS, Conn. - The University of Connecticut men's basketball team returns to action on Friday when it takes on Harvard at Gampel Pavilion at 7:00 p.m. The game will be televised on SNY and heard on the UConn IMG Sports Radio Network.
UConn will meet Harvard for the fourth consecutive season, the renewal of a rivalry that began in the 1921-22 season. The game will be the final one for the Huskies before final exams for the fall semester. UConn will be back in action on Monday, Dec. 17 when it takes on Maryland-Eastern Shore at 7:00 p.m. at the XL Center in Hartford.
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UConn (6-2) is coming off a hard-fought 69-65 loss to No. 25 North Carolina State in the Jimmy V Classic in Madison Square Garden on Tuesday. The Huskies are led by the guard tandem of junior Shabazz Napier (18.6 ppg) and sophomore Ryan Boatright (14.3 ppg, 4.8 apg), with freshman Omar Calhoun also averaging double figures (10.1).
Harvard (4-3) is coming off an impressive 79-63 victory at Boston College Tuesday. The Crimson are led by sophomore swingman Wesley Saunders (16.1 ppg) and freshman guard Siyani Chambers (12.7 ppg, 5.1 apg).
The UConn Student-Athlete Advisory Committee will host their annual Holiday Toy Drive at the game.The toy drive will benefit local children in need and will be donated to the Salvation Army in Willimantic and the Connecticut Children's Medical Center in Hartford.
Fans are encouraged to bring new toys to the North, South and East Entrances until halftime where they will be collected by the women's rowing team.
UConnHuskies.com will also hold a live chat during the game. For information see below