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Crystal Dangerfield earns AAC player of the week

Men’s and women’s basketball season is under way and Huskies are being honored!

Crystal Dangerfield (#5) Ian Bethune - The UConn Blog

On Sunday, UConn women’s basketball dominated No. 10 Stanford in a neutral site game in Columbus, Ohio. On Monday, the American Athletic Conference released its first weekly awards of the season.

Sophomore guard Crystal Dangerfield was named the American Player of the Week after logging 34 minutes for UConn, leading the team in shooting percentage (9-for-16, 56.3 percent), steals (four) and scoring (24 points). She added six rebounds, good for third on the team, and three assists.

The Huskies will be playing Gampel Pavilion for the first time this season when they welcome Cal to Storrs on Friday.

The men’s team grabbed a solid win over Colgate on Friday. Terry Larrier, playing in just his fifth game since March 2015, was on The American’s honor roll for the first week of the new year.

Larrier rode his sweet stroke to a game-high 27 points and was tied for second among UConn players with six rebounds. He shot 11-for-18 from the field and added an assist as well as a block.

Men’s basketball continues its non-conference slate with two games at the XL Center against Stony Brook on Tuesday and Boston University on Sunday.

UConn men’s hockey saw scoring from an unlikely source in their two games with No. 17 Ohio State, one of which they lost and the other they tied.

Jesse Schwartz had not scored a goal since January 23, 2016, a 49-game span. He scored three goals to go along with two assists over the series and was named to the Hockey East top performers list for his efforts over the weekend.

Mike Cavanaugh’s squad has a home-and-home series with UMass Lowell coming up this weekend. The Huskies are in Lowell on Friday and at the XL Center on Saturday.