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Gameday Open Thread: No. 23 UConn vs. Temple, 8 p.m. | TV: CBS Sports

UConn looks to keep rolling in its second conference game of the season.

The Huskies are 1-0 in conference play for the first time ever under Kevin Ollie.
The Huskies are 1-0 in conference play for the first time ever under Kevin Ollie.
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Live Updates

First Half

15:58: So far, so good for UConn. Huskies have a 5-3 lead, with Rodney Purvis look really good in the early going. Game started with Daniel Hamilton airing a 3-pointer.

11:05: An 11-0 run after Temple's opening points had UConn up 11-3, but the Owls are hanging around. UConn leads 13-12, despite failing to score in the last 2:33 and missing six of its last seven shots.

7:38: UConn lost the lead for a couple minutes there, but the Huskies are back ahead by one, 20-19. Shonn Miller is heating up. He has seven points, four rebounds, two assists and a monster block in the early going. Jalen Adams and Steve Enoch have put in good showings off the bench. Daniel Hamilton has been surprisingly cold. He is 0-for-4 from the field with three rebounds and an assist.

3:28: UConn is holding on to a 25-24 lead. Hamilton continues to struggle, while Miller continues to shine. Not a whole lot else going on right now. UConn is shooting 37 percent from the field.

0:00: Temple goes into the break with a 30-27 lead. UConn struggled mightily late in the first half. Both teams are 10-for-31 from the field (32 percent). The Huskies missed all seven field goals they attempted in the final five minutes of the half. Notably, Hamilton sat the final 4:40 after a rough first half. Purvis scored eight points on 3 of 5 shooting, but he sat the final 3:28.

Second Half

15:51: Other than a 3-pointer from Rodney Purvis, nothing great about UConn's start to the second half. The Huskies went into the first media timeout down 36-32 and are again playing catchup against the Owls. Remember, Temple is coming off a 27-point home loss to Houston Saturday.

7:58: Internet trouble kept us from doing an U-12 update, but you didn't miss much. Since then, Jalen Adams has taken over. He had seven straight points during one stretch. Shonn Miller continues to be a beast, and Daniel Hamilton is finally on the board. Huskies are down one with under eight minutes to play.

2:25: Homestretch. UConn trails 53-51 with 2:25 to play. The Huskies have missed several opportunities for big shots and defensive stops. Really uninspiring from the Huskies.


HARTFORD — Riding a five-game winning streak and back among the nation's top 25 teams, the UConn men's basketball returns home for its second American Athletic Conference game of the season against Temple.

The Huskies (10-3, 1-0) won their conference opener for the first time ever under Kevin Ollie, but it was close. After extending its lead to 19 over Tulane with five straight made shots to start the second half, UConn went cold. The Green Wave went on a 17-0 run and eventually took a 2-point lead. UConn managed to come back and close the game out, but it was sketchy.

It was worse to be Temple (6-6, 1-1) Saturday. The Owls were blown out at home by Houston, which kept its hot start going with a 77-50 win on the road. Temple started conference play with a road win at Cincinnati, far from an easy accomplishment.

UConn holds a 6-5 lead in the all-time series, but is looking for its first win since the 2013-14 season. The Owls swept the Huskies last season. Ryan Boatright missed the second half of the Huskies' conference home opener last year, and Daniel Hamilton missed three free throws late in overtime, as Temple snuck out a 57-53 win. The away leg was more decisive for Temple. The Owls cruised to a 12-point win, 76-63. UConn's win probability in that game peaked at 60 percent at halftime, when the Huskies held a five-point lead.

Tuesday night's game is on CBS Sports, which we know is a serious inconvenience to many UConn fans, so we will do our best to update as the game progresses.

If you're able to follow along, share your thoughts in the comments, which again serve as our Open Thread. Who's performing well? Are the Huskies in good shape ahead of Saturday's Memphis game? Is UConn going to the Big 12? Discuss away!

(But maybe save the Big 12 talk for our story on Big 12 expansion.)