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UConn Handled Memphis 3 Times Last Season, But Tougher Test Awaits

UConn Handled Memphis 3 Times Last Season, But Tougher Test Awaits

UConn has played some zone defense this season, and some man-to-man.

If it could devise a defense for Memphis' Dedric Lawson, it could be called the "kitchen sink" defense. That's what the Huskies would like to put in Lawson's path – everything they can.

"[Five pairs of] hands, eyes, everything we can throw at him," coach Kevin Ollie said. "We just want him to play in a crowd. He's going to get some tough shots, he's going to make some tough shots. We want to make it kind of tough on him all night. He's our preseason [American Athletic Conference] player of the year for good reason."

UConn (5-8) faces Lawson, who is averaging 20.6...

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