Location: Purcell Pavilion, South Bend, Ind.
Tip-off time: 2 p.m. (SNY)
Records: UConn 11-3, 1-1; Notre Dame 14-1, 2-0
Last game: UConn beat DePaul, 99-78, Tuesday; Notre Dame won at Cincinnati, 66-60, Monday.
Probable starters: UConn, 6-1 jr. guard Shabazz Napier (17.4 pts, 4.5 rebs, 4.0 assists), 6-0 so. guard Ryan Boatright (16.2 pts, 4.5 assists), 6-5 fr. guard Omar Calhoun (10.6 pts, 3.3 rebs), 6-8 so. forward DeAndre Daniels (11.2 pts, 4.4 rebs), 6-9 jr. forward Tyler Olander (4.6 pts, 3.9 rebs)
Notre Dame, 6-1 jr. guard Eric Atkins (11.2 pts, 7.3 assists), 6-5 jr. guard Jerian Grant (12.7 pts, 5.3 assists), 6-5 so. guard Pat Connaughton (9.0 pts, 4.7 rebs), 6-8 gr. forward Scott Martin (9.7 pts, 6.4 rebs), 6-9 sr. forward Jack Cooley (15.2 pts, 11.2 rebs).
Noteworthy, Challenging stretch for Huskies who play consecutive games vs. ranked foes. … UConn 1-1 so far vs. ranked teams. … ND won 12 in a row, unbeaten at home at 11-0. Huskies snapped ND's 29 game home win streak last season with 67-53 win. … Series history: UConn leads, 17-10, splitting two meetings last season. ND won four of last five in series. … Stat to watch: assists. ND tops in country at 19.9 per game. … Hot: Fighting Irish first in BE in FG percentage (51.4) and 3-pt FG percentage (41.5). Cold: Huskies 14th in BE in rebounding margin at minus 4.0. … Cooley leads league in rebounding. … Fighting Irish 26-6 in last 32 BE games. … Olander coming off season high 10 pts vs. DePaul … Up next: UConn hosts No. 3 Louisville Monday in Hartford.
- Gavin Keefe
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