Site: XL Center
Time: Monday, 3 p.m.
TV: SNY (Gary Apple, Vin Parise, Kerith Burke)
Radio: WTIC-AM 1080, WILI-AM 1400, WELI-AM 960 (Joe D'Ambrosio, Wayne Norman)
Series history: UConn, 43-22
Last meeting: UConn, 70-60, Nov. 17, 2003 at Gampel Pavilion
Streaks: UConn, W1; Yale, W1
22 JUSTIN SEARS, F, 6-8, So., 26 ppg – Had 16 points, 10 rebounds in second half vs. CCSU
35 BRANDON SHERROD, F, 6-6, Jr., 5.0 – From Bridgeport, played at Choate
12 ARMANI COTTON, G/F, 6-7, Jr., 17.0 – Tied for team lead in rebounding last season
20 JAVIER DURAN, G, 6-4, Jr., 16.0 – Limited to 23 minutes by foul trouble vs CCSU
21 NICK VICTOR, G, 6-5, So., 6.0 – Had three rebounds, two assists and a steal vs. CCSU
42 MATT TOWNSEND, F, 6-7, Jr., 8.0 – Starter last year, played 16 minutes off bench vs. CCSU
13 SHABAZZ NAPIER, G, 6-1, Jr., 18 ppg – Fouled out with 1:30 left vs. Maryland
11 RYAN BOATRIGHT, G, 6-0, So., 9.0 – Had six assists, two steals vs. Maryland
21 OMAR CALHOUN, G/F, 6-5, Fr., 10.0 – Loud second half in opener
2 DeANDRE DANIELS, F, 6-8, So., 8.0 – Trying, but struggling from perimeter — 0 for 3 on threes
00 PHIL NOLAN, C, 6-10, So., 2.0 – Earned starting spot, two points and three rebounds in 17 minutes
5 NIELS GIFFEY, F, 6-7, Jr., 13.0 – Was 5-for-6 from the floor, 3-for-3 on threes vs. Maryland
WHAT TO WATCH
Checking Out: New rules to limit hand-checking hurt UConn, which got into serious foul trouble. Interesting to see how that issue is addressed in Game 2.
Structured Yale: Yale plays your basic, Ivy League offense — finding open shots. They shot 54.4 percent against Central in the Connecticut 6.
Bulldog Mentality: Yale came from 17 points down to beat Central by 16 in its opener, so they should be riding a wave of momentum coming into this game.
Huskies Depth: Kevin Ollie used 10 players for significant minutes vs. Maryland; could he extend it to 12 Monday by using Kentan Facey and Leon Tolksdorf?
Unusual Time: The Veterans Day midafternoon start time on a weekday will be an unusual experience for both teams. Biological clocks could be off-kilter at the start, with the odd routine. And it could be a low-energy crowd.
Brimah Time II: Despite the step-up in competition, Amida Brimah, 7 feet, continues to be the most talked-about UConn rookie following the opener. "He's passionate about his passion," Ollie said. "When he comes in, the tempo of the game changes."
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