Rutgers vs. Connecticut: Full Game Preview

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Rutgers vs. Connecticut: Full Game Preview
Rutgers
(12-6, 3-3 away)
Connecticut
(12-5, 10-3 home)
Venue: XL Center
2:00PM ET / 11:00AM PT, January 27, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Rutgers E Carter 15.6 D Miller 6.1 D Miller 2.8
Connecticut S Napier 16.6 D Daniels 4.4 R Boatright 4.7

Connecticut meets Rutgers on Sunday. Tip-off is at 2:00 EST and you can catch it on SNY, Big East Net, MASN. The Huskies are 3-1 against the Scarlet Knights over the last four years. They lost 67-60 the last time they played (1/7/2012).

Connecticut is in 11th place in the conference and trying to catch 10th place Rutgers.

In their last match-up on January 19th, Ryan Boatright put up 20 points and 6 assists for the Huskies in a loss to Pittsburgh, 69-61. On top of a team-high 4.7 assists per game, he also scores 16.0 points per game. For the Scarlet Knights, Myles Mack put up 17 points in the 72-60 loss to St. John's on January 23rd. He is averaging 13.2 points per game and leads the team in steals with 1.8 per game.

Rutgers StatSmack

  • The Connecticut blocks leader (Tyler Olander) has more blocks than the Rutgers blocks leader (Kadeem Jack).
  • Ryan Boatright is ranked 10th in the Big East in assists.
  • The only thing that matters. Connecticut has more NCAA Championships over the last 10 years than Rutgers (2 vs 0).
  • It must sting. Connecticut has blown out Rutgers by 20 points or more on 3 occasions since 2004.
  • Kids want to come here. Since 1998 Connecticut has recruited more Top 50 high school players than Rutgers (21 vs 3).
  • People just expect us to beat you. Connecticut has been the favorite 20 out of the last 20 times.
  • Connecticut takes less vacation, with more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Rutgers (8 vs 0).
  • Connecticut has a much lower admission rate (more selective) according to Kiplinger (50% vs 61%).
  • Even computers respect Connecticut more. We have a better RPI this season than Rutgers (RPI: #20 vs #110).
  • The Connecticut scoring leader (Shabazz Napier) has more points than the Rutgers scoring leader (Eli Carter).
RU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Myles Mack 28 13 3 3 2 0 2
B- Eli Carter 29 16 3 2 1 0 3
C+ Dane Miller 27 8 6 3 1 1 2
C Wally Judge 24 8 6 1 1 1 2
C Kadeem Jack 17 5 5 0 1 1 1
C Jerome Seagears 24 5 2 2 1 0 1
C- Mike Poole 18 5 3 1 1 0 1
C- Austin Johnson 16 6 3 1 0 0 1
D Malick Kone 11 3 2 0 1 0 1
D Derrick Randall 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Logan Kelley 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
D Jalen Hyde 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
D Vincent Garrett 5 2 1 0 0 0 0
UCONN Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Shabazz Napier 36 17 4 4 2 0 2
A- Ryan Boatright 35 16 3 5 1 0 3
B Omar Calhoun 30 11 3 1 1 0 2
B- DeAndre Daniels 26 11 4 1 1 1 2
C+ Tyler Olander 22 5 4 1 0 1 1
C Niels Giffey 20 4 3 1 1 0 1
C Enosch Wolf 13 4 3 1 0 1 1
C Trey James 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
C- R.J. Evans 16 4 1 1 1 0 1
C- Dave Vandal 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
C- Pat Lenehan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
C- Leon Tolksdorf 9 1 1 1 0 0 0
D+ Phillip Nolan 8 1 2 0 0 0 0
D+ Tor Watts 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
D+ Keifer Lammi 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
D+ Brendan Allen 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
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