(Update) UConn vs. Harvard: Setting Things Up at Gampel …

by Categorized: Amida Brimah, DeAndre Daniels, Harvard Basketball, Kevin Ollie, Lasan Kromah, Niels Giffey, Rodney Purvis, Ryan Boatright, Shabazz Napier, Tyler Olander, UConn men's basketball

STORRS – Looking live at Gampel Pavilion, about an hour before UConn vs. Harvard. Both teams are on the court, in the layup line with about 20 minutes awaty from  the start.

Setting things up on a cold night,. …

Harvard’s top scorer, Wesley Saunders, won’t play tonight. He has a knee sprain, since Harvard’s tournament chances depend on winning the Ivy League, those games are more important than this one, despite the RPI implications.

The Crimson (13-1) have some depth, but Saunders (15.7 ppg) is a key cog  in their offense.

UConn’s lineup: Lasan Kromah replaces Niels Giffey. Tyler Olander, DeAndre Daniels, Ryan Boatright and Shabazz Napier join Kromah in the lineup, which is Kevin Ollie’s fifth different lineup in six games. UConn originally tweeted Amida Brimah back in the lineup, but Olander is getting  his second start in a row at that spot.

Officials for tonight: Jim Burr, Jeff Clark and Matt Potter.

Rodney Purvis, who had shoulder surgery a few weeks ago, is sitting on the bench, no sling.

The Pelicans, Wizards and Blazers have seats reserved for scouts here tonight.

UConn is not expecting a sellout, with students not on campus until Jan. 20.

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