UConn continues extended homestand against Texas Southern
Storrs, CT (Sports Network) – The 20th-ranked Connecticut Huskies continue
their 11-game season-opening homestand today, as they host the Texas Southern
Tigers in non-league play from Gampel Pavilion.
The Huskies have certainly taken advantage of their home schedule thus far,
winning all six games, including an 89-46 triumph over Sacred Hart on
Wednesday. The win extended UConn’s overall home winning streak to 25 games
dating back to a February 13, 2005 loss to North Carolina. The Huskies have
been especially tough to beat in Gampel Pavilion, where they have won 43 of
their last 47 outings.
As for TSU, it enters the tilt on a high note following a 76-68 win over
Paul Quinn on Thursday. The win snapped a brief two-game slide and improved
the Tigers to 2-5 on the season.
TSU and UConn met for the first time ever on the hardwood last season, with
the Huskies posting a convincing 113-49 triumph at Gampel Pavilion.
TSU hasn’t had much success at the offensive end of the court, as it is
averaging just 59.3 ppg on 39.9 percent shooting from the floor thus far.
Jacques Jones currently leads the team in scoring with 13.1 ppg and he is also
grabbing 5.1 rpg. Chris Moore has provided a nice complement to him, turning
in 12.1 ppg and 7.3 rpg. In the team’s last game, the duo combined for 50
points and 17 rebounds in a eight-point win over Paul Quinn. The Tigers shot a
solid 49.0 percent from the floor in the contest and converted 27-of-43 free-
UConn has been simply dominant at each end of the floor this season, as it is
averaging 77.8 ppg on 49.1 percent shooting from the field, while holding its
opponents to a mere 52.3 ppg and a dismal 32.1 percent shooting overall.
Jerome Dyson leads this balanced Huskie attack with 13.2 ppg on the strength
of 39.1 percent shooting from long range. A.J. Price follows closely with 13.0
ppg, while Jeff Adrien is averaging a double-double with 12.8 ppg and a team-
high 10.7 rpg. In the squad’s prior game, UConn knocked down 54.0 percent of
its field goal attempts and dominated the boards 43-29 in an easy win over
Sacred Heart. The team also converted 16-of-18 free-throw attempts, in
addition to forcing 20 turnovers. Craig Austrie and Doug Wiggins each scored
12 points to lead UConn, while Dyson and Price chipped in with 11 points