UConn Vs. UCF: Setting The Scene At Gampel

by Categorized: American Athletic Conference, AP Top 25, DeAndre Daniels, Harvard Basketball, Lasan Kromah, Ryan Boatright, Shabazz Napier, Tyler Olander, UConn men's basketball
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STORRS – Live from UConn … it’s Saturdayyyyy Niiiiight. The Huskies will be playing UCF, or Central Florida, in about 45 minutes.

Rainy night. I’d expect a decent crowd, along the lines of the Harvard game, 9,000 or so.

The UConn Pep Band is pounding out Earth, Wind and Fire’s “Sing a Song,” which is my favorite song in their repertoire.

Same lineup for the Huskies that started vs. Harvard – Tyler Olander, Lasan Kromah, DeAndre Daniels, Shabazz Napier and Ryan Boatright. Kromah is going to get the first shot at guarding Isaiah Sykes, the Knights’ top player. Here is our capsule look at the matchup, and our main game story from the Courant.

Kromah is averaging 10.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists over the last two games. This is his second start in a row.

Your officials: Joe DeRosa, Tony Chiazza, Clarence Armstrong.

UConn’s win over Harvard bumped them up about 10 spots in the RPI, to the low 30s. If they win the conference games they’re supposed to win, the Huskies should be fine on that front. Tonight is one of those  games.

Few surprises already today in college basketball – Duke lost, so they could fall out of the rankings for the first time in forever.

The UConn women’s game at Bridgeport was a sellout today, tying the arena’s attendance record set in December by the UConn men.

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