Location: Storrs, Gampel Pavilion
Tip-off time: 9 p.m. (ESPN)
Records: Louisville 15-3, 4-1; UConn 14-3, 2-2
Last game: Louisville beat Houston, 91-52, Thursday; UConn won at No. 17 Memphis, 83-73, Thursday
Probable starters: UConn, 6-0 jr. guard Ryan Boatright (12.4 pts, 3.6 assists), 6-1 sr. guard Shabazz Napier (16.1 pts, 6.2 assists, 6.2 rebs), 6-8 jr. forward DeAndre Daniels (13.4 pts, 5.3 rebs), 6-6 grad. forward Lasan Kromah (6.9 pts, 2.5 rebs), 7-foot fr. center Amida Brimah (3.7 pts, 2.6 rebs)
Louisville, 6-0 sr. guard Russ Smith (18.1 pts, 4.9 assists), 6-1 fr. guard Terry Rozier (6.9 pts), 6-6 sr. forward Luke Hancock (10.5 pts, 2.3 rebs), 6-8 so. forward Montrezl Harrell (11.7 pts, 8.2 rebs), 6-10 fr. center Mangok Mathiang (4.2 pts, 4.1 rebs)
Noteworthy: UConn 2-3 in previous ESPN College GameDays. …Series: Louisville leads 8-6, winning six of last seven including last two trips to Storrs. … Cardinals averaging an AAC best 83.4 pts… Top reserve: 6-5 jr. Wayne Blackshear (9.9 pts), a career-high 23 pts vs. Houston. … Smith ranks 2nd in AAC in scoring. … Hot: Daniels 13-for-22 (59 percent) from 3-pt land in last five games. Cold: Napier shooting 35 percent in last five games. … Cardinals 1st in nation in turnover margin (+7), scoring an average of 21.4 points off turnovers. … Stat to watch: UConn 1st in AAC in 3-pt FG percentage (41.4) and Louisville 1st in 3-pt FG defense (30). … Smith and UConn's Phil Nolan were teammates on East Coast All-Stars, a summer touring team. … Huskies 8-0 when with rebounding edge. ... Up next: UConn hosts Temple Tuesday in Hartford.
- Gavin Keefe
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