Dec. 27, 2012
STORRS, Conn. - The University of Connecticut men's basketball team is back in action on Saturday night as it takes on the University of Washington Huskies, out of the Pac-12 Conference, at the XL Center Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. It will be the final non-conference game of the season for UConn. The game will be televised on ESPN2 and heard on the UConn IMG Sports Radio Network.
UConn is 9-2 on the season and is coming off an 88-73 victory over Fordham on December 21, their third straight win and fifth in six games. UConn has four players averaging double figures, led by junior guard Shabazz Napier (16.8) and sophomore guard Ryan Boatright (16.1). Freshman guard Omar Calhoun (10.9) and sophomore forward DeAndre Daniels (10.1) are also averaging double figures.
Washington (8-4), which has won its last four, is led by junior guard C.J. Wilcox (19.6 ppg) and senior center Aziz N'Diaye (9.7 rpg). Following a stretch in which it dropped three of four games, Washington has found a groove and has won six of its last seven games, including its last four straight. The Washington Huskies are coming off a 67-57 victory over Northern Illinois.
Washington was 24-11 last season and captured the Pac-12 regular-season crown at 14-4. The Huskies are coached by Lorenzo Romar, in his 11th year at Washington.
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