HARTFORD – Checking in from the XL Center, where UConn is playing Division III Concordia shortly.
UConn’s lineup will have Phil Nolan, Niels Giffey and DeAndre Daniels up front, with Shabazz Napier and Ryan Boatright in the backcourt.
So it’s Nolan for Tyler Olander. This makes sense, they’re battling for a spot. Nolan had six rebounds in 11 minutes against Southern, so Kevin Ollie, true to his word, is rewarding the one who rebounded more effectively.
Look for the Huskies to use a lot of different combinations tonight. Now is the time for experimentation.
Concordia coach Tyler Jones, a Hartford guy, and his players brought gifts to patients at Connecticut Children’s Hospital earlier today.
No surprise, it’s looking like a sparse crowd here tonight. Second exhibition game, weeknight, etc. Not a lot of buzz, as in the anticipation for the first action.