Location: XL Center, Hartford
Tip-off time: 3 p.m. (SNY)
Records: Yale 1-0, UConn 1-0
Last game: Yale defeated Central Connecticut, 93-77, Saturday; UConn beat Maryland, 78-77, Friday
Probable starters: UConn, 6-0 jr. guard Ryan Boatright (9 pts), 6-1 sr. guard Shabazz Napier (18 pts, 7 rebs, 7 assists), 6-5 so. guard Omar Calhoun (10 pts), 6-8 jr. forward DeAndre Daniels (8 pts), 6-10 so. center Phil Nolan (2 pts, 3 rebs)
Yale, 6-4 jr. guard Javier Duren (16 pts), 6-5 so. guard Nick Victor (6 pts), 6-6 jr. guard Armani Cotton (17 pts, 6 rebs), 6-6 jr. forward Brandon Sherrod (5 pts, 4 rebs), 6-8 so. forward Justin Sears (26 pts, 13 rebs)
Noteworthy, First meeting between teams since 2003 when top-ranked UConn rallied for a 70-60 win. Huskies lead series 43-22, winning 12 in a row. Last loss 77-75 (OT) in 1986. … Yale came back from a 17-point second half deficit against CCSU. Sears had career highs for points (26) and rebounds (13). … Picked third in Ivy League preseason media poll. … Big Bulldogs: 13 players on roster at 6-5 or taller. Led Ivy in rebounding last season. … Husky reserves had 31 points against Maryland, more than any game last season. Sr. Niels Giffey had 13 pts in 17 minutes. … Top reserve: 6-7 jr. forward Matt Townsend (8 pts, 4 rebs). … Player to watch: Daniels, who had only 8 pts and 2 rebs vs. Maryland. … Yale's Isaiah Salafia and Sherrod were teammates with UConn's Tyler Olander on a high school all-star team. … Next: UConn hosts Detroit Thursday at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs.
- Gavin Keefe
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