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UConn will play Detroit and B.U. in 2K Sports Classic

Published August 14. 2013 4:00AM

An opponent that the UConn men's basketball team has met just once and another that has a history with UConn that goes back 83 years will be on the Huskies' schedule in 2013-14 as part of the 2K Sports Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project.

The University of Detroit and Boston University will be UConn's first two opponents in the Classic, visiting UConn on Nov. 14 and 17, respectively, as the entire 12-team field was announced Tuesday.

It was previously announced that UConn will meet Boston College, while Indiana will challenge Washington in the 2K Sports Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project semifinals on Nov. 21, at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The third-place and championship games will be held Nov. 22, at Madison Square Garden.

Detroit and UConn will meet Nov. 14, at either Gampel Pavilion or the XL Center, with a starting time and television coverage to be determined. The teams have only met once before, with Detroit defeating UConn, 67-61, at Gampel Pavilion on March 18, 2001, in the second round of the NIT.

On Nov. 17, the Huskies will play host to Boston University, also with the venue and starting time to be determined. That game will be televised by ESPNU. In contrast to its history with Detroit, UConn has played Boston University, a former Yankee Conference colleague, 53 times, with UConn holding a 41-12 edge, in a series that dates back to the 1930-31 season. The teams have only played once in the last 16 years, however, a 92-64 UConn win on Dec. 2, 2009, in Hartford.

Regardless of the outcome of the two games, UConn will move on to Madison Square Garden the following week. The Huskies will take on Boston College on Nov. 21 at 7 p.m., with Indiana and Washington meeting in the second half of the doubleheader.

- Day staff reports

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