Location: Bradley Center, Milwaukee, WI.
Tip-off time: 8 p.m. (ESPNU)
Records: UConn 10-2, Marquette 9-3
Last game: UConn beat Washington, 61-53, Saturday; Marquette defeated North Carolina Central, 75-66, Saturday
Probable starters: UConn, 6-1 jr. guard Shabazz Napier (16.5 pts, 3.8 assists), 6-0 so. guard Ryan Boatright (15.8 pts, 4.6 assists), 6-5 fr. guard Omar Calhoun (11.2 pts, 3.4 rebs), 6-8 so. forward DeAndre Daniels (10.0 pts, 4.3 rebs), 6-9 jr. forward Tyler Olander (4.3 pts, 3.8 rebs)
Marquette, 6-1 sr. guard Junior Cadougan (9.5 pts, 4.6 assists), 6-4 jr. guard Vander Blue (13.4 pts), 6-5 sr. guard Trent Lockett (7.5 pts, 4.6 rebs), 6-6 sr. forward Juan Anderson (3.7 pts, 3.1 rebs), 6-11 sr. center Chris Otule (4.8 pts, 3.2 rebs).
Noteworthy, Big East opener for both teams. … Huskies 16-17, including 9-10 on the road, in league openers. … In league preseason poll, UConn picked ninth, Marquette seventh. … Huskies won four straight. Golden Eagles won four of five. … Marquette head coach Buzz Williams (out) serving a one-game suspension. … Series history: UConn trails, 5-3, losing last season (79-64) in Hartford. Huskies 2-1 at Bradley Center. … Homecoming game for freshman Phil Nolan of Milwaukee. … Top reserve: forward Davante Gardner (12.5 pts, 5.0 rebs). … UConn leads Big East in FT percentage at 74.1, Marquette third at 72.5. … Golden Eagles won 16 straight at home. … Hot: In last three games, Calhoun averaging 17.7 points and shooting 64.5 percent. Cold: UConn ranked last in Big East in rebound margin and rebounding offense. … Up next: UConn hosts DePaul Jan. 8 in Storrs.
- Gavin Keefe
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