Time: 7 p.m.
TV: ESPN 2 (Bob Picozzi, Kara Lawson)
Radio: WTIC-AM 1080 (Joe D'Ambrosio, Wayne Norman)
Series history: UConn, 8-1
Streaks: DePaul W1, UConn L1
DePaul (10-5, 1-1)
12 CLEVELAND MELVIN F, 6-8, Jr., 16.7 – Leads team in rebounding (7.7); has 25 steals.
20 BRANDON YOUNG, G, 6-4, Jr., 16.1 – Has 65 assists, 43 turnovers.
21 JAMEE CROCKETT, F, 6-4, So., 9.5 – Scored 15 in win at Providence.
23 KIRK DONNAVAN, F, 6-9, Jr., 6.1 – Leads team with 29 blocked shots.
32 CHARLES McKINNEY, G, 6-3, So., 5.3 – Averaging 19.3 minutes.
0 WORREL CLAHAR, G, 5-11, Sr., 6.9 – Plays 24 minutes a game, has 46 assists.
UConn (10-3, 0-1)
13 SHABAZZ NAPIER G, 6-1, Jr., 17.5 – Tied career high with 29 at Marquette.
11 RYAN BOATRIGHT, G, 6-0, So., 15.8 – Has 61 assists, 31 TO's, 17 steals.
21 OMAR CALHOUN G/F, 6-5, Fr., 10.8 – First Big East game: 1-for-4, six points.
2 DeANDRE DANIELS, F, 6-8, So., 10.1 – Sat most of second half at Marquette.
1 ENOSCH WOLF C, 7-1, Jr., 4.1 – Averaging 13.7 minutes, 3.5 rebounds.
5 NIELS GIFFEY, F, 6-7, Jr., 4.1 – Played 32 minutes vs. Marquette, 7 rebounds.
WHAT TO WATCH
Freedom of the press: DePaul likes to press and force turnovers, but that can play into the strength of UConn, with skilled ball-handling guards Napier and Boatright.
Still on the rebound: After a terrible start at Marquette, UConn was about even on the boards in the second half. Ollie will have a quick hook if he does not see rebounding.
More from Shabazz: After several games with assists as the focus, Napier again emerged as the scorer, getting 29 at Marquette.
Enosch Time: Wolf seems to have edged to the front as starting center for UConn, but he must stay out of foul trouble.
Cleveland is Hot: Melvin, who once committed to UConn and then de-committed, is DePaul's star. Andre Drummond neutralized him last year, but this season the Huskies have to hope DeAndre Daniels, with help, can contain him.
Hungry Demons: DePaul has long been the doormat of the league, and is 1-8 vs. UConn. The improved Blue Demons, coming off a win at Providence, figure to be more confident than UConn fans are used to seeing. They could sniff a rare victory here.
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