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Game day and live updates: Washington at UConn

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WHEN: Tonight, 7:30

WHERE: XL Center, Hartford

RECORDS: Washington 8-4, UConn 9-2

ON THE AIR: ESPN2 (Bob Picozzi, Bill Raftery) WTIC-1080 AM (Joe D’AmbrosioWayne Norman)

UP NEXT: Tuesday at Marquette, 8 (ESPNU)

WASHINGTON

  • Abdul Gaddy G 6-3 Sr.: 13.3 ppg, 3.8 apg
  • C.J. Wilcox G 6-5 Jr.: 19.6 ppg, 4.5 rpg
  • Scott Suggs G 6-6 Sr.: 13.6 ppg, 2.8 rpg
  • Desmond Simmons F 6-7 So.: 6.3 ppg, 8.2 rpg
  • Aziz N’Diaye C 7-0 Sr.: 11.8 ppg, 9.7 rpg
  • Andrew Andrews G 6-2 R-Fr.: 6.7 ppg, 2.7 apg
  • Jernard Jarreau F 6-10 R-Fr.: 3.8 ppg, 3.3 rpg

UCONN

  • Ryan Boatright: G 5-10 So.: Made 24 of last 35 FGA
  • Shabazz Napier: G 6-0 Jr..: 23 assists in past 3 games, 21 in previous 8
  • Omar Calhoun G 6-5 Fr.: Double-digits in 7 of past 11
  • DeAndre Daniels F 6-8 So.: Only Husky with double-figure rebs in a game (vs. UNH)
  • Enosch Wolf C 7-1 Jr.: 4 pts, 5 rebs since earning starting job on Dec. 7
  • Tyler Olander F 6-9 Jr: 5 pts, 6 rebs vs. Fordham
  • Niels Giffey F 6-7 Jr.: 4.4 ppg
  • R.J. Evans G 6-3 R-Sr.: 9 pts in 15 mins vs. Fordham
  • Phil Nolan F 6-9 Fr.: 0 pts, 2 rebs in 15 mins vs. Fordham

STORY LINES

NEWTOWN VISIT: Kevin Ollie and the Huskies visited the Newtown Youth Academy Thursday afternoon to engage with the children affected by the Dec. 12 tragedy. On Friday, Ollie discussed the trip. “It’s the responsibility we have,” Ollie said. “This is our job. This is why God created us — to help other people in need and hopefully on the other end, somebody’s helping you.”

SIZING THE HUSKIES UP: For just the third time this season, UConn will be at a serious size disadvantage (Michigan State and N.C. State were the others). Washington center Aziz N’Diaye leads the Pac-12 with 4.1 offensive rebounds per game. The 7-footer also shoots 63.2 percent from the field, which ranks second in the league. Washington’s backcourt–6-foot-5 C.J. Wilcox and 6-foot-6 Scott Suggs–could make life difficult for Ryan Boatright and Shabazz Napier.

TIME ZONE DEFENSE: Washington has already played in Connecticut this season. The Huskies took part in the Hall of Fame Tipoff Classic (held at Mohegan Sun), and split games against Ohio State and Seton Hall. Since Lorenzo Romar took over in 2003, Washington is just 2-12 when playing in the Eastern Time Zone.

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Sean Patrick Bowley

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