Monday, November 11, 2013

UConn and Yale's Businessman's Special

A little pregame blogging from the XL Center, where UConn faces Yale at 3 p.m. Why 3 p.m.? Well, originally, the game was slated for this evening, with the UConn women facing Stanford Sunday night. But ESPN wanted the women's game, so the men looked into switching to Sunday. However, Yale played Saturday in the Connecticut 6, so it wasn't about to play on back-to-back days.

So, here we are.

Elsewhere: UConn dropped from No. 18 to 19 in this week's AP Top 25 poll, despite its win over a good Maryland team on a neutral court. Don't blame me, I kept the Huskies where I had them in my preseason poll, at No. 13.

*** Shabazz Napier was named to the AAC's Weekly Honor Roll. Rutgers' Kadeem Jack was named Player of the Week after scoring 30 points on 12-for-18 shooting in a win over Florida A&M.

*** UConn commit Daniel Hamilton was at the Maryland game in Brooklyn, having made the cross-country flight from California. He's back in Cali now, we're told, but word is he was impressed by the Huskies' run-and-gun style of play Friday night.

*** UConn is 43-21 all-time vs. Yale, though the last time they played was in the 2003 Preseason NIT. Yale led the No. 1-ranked Huskies by three at halftime, but UConn rallied for a 70-60 win. The Huskies have won 12 straight over the Bulldogs, dating back to a 77-75 overtime loss in 1986.

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