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

YALE (1-0)

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

UCONN (1-0)

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."

DOM AMORE / damore@courant.com