WHEN: 7 p.m.
STREAMING: NBC Sports App, SNY.tv
RADIO: IMG Sports Network, WTIC 1080 AM, 95.3 WILI FM
The UConn Huskies (1-0) host the Stony Brook SeaWolves (0-1) in the first regular season game at the XL Center in Hartford.
The visitors are coming off a 76-61 loss to Maryland at Nassau Coliseum while UConn beat Colgate, 70-58, in its season opener. UConn’s star point guard Jalen Adams was suspended for a game after an incident involving a scooter crash and will make his season debut tonight. Alterique Gilbert, who isn’t coming off his best performance in the opener, will be joining him in the backcourt.
Terry Larrier had an outstanding start to the season with 27 points, and many of UConn’s newcomers and freshmen showed they have the ability to be key contributors for this team. It was a promising start and one the Huskies should be able to build on with Adams’ return.
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20:00 - Game on!
15:52 - UConn leads 7-5. Everyone has gotten into the scoring mix. The Huskies are a bit sloppy offensively but they’re doing a great job defending.
11:05 - Stony Brook has hit some threes, currently 4-of-6 from deep, and lead 17-11. UConn has had good looks that are just rimming out. Eric Cobb leads the Huskies with three points while four players have two.
6:03 - Stony Brook leads 22-20. The threes are still falling for the visitors, as the SeaWolves are 5-of-8 (63%) from deep. Alterique Gilbert hit the Huskies’ first three of the evening after five straight misses to start the game. UConn’s shooting woes extend to the field as a whole, where the Huskies are 8-of-22 (36%) and 3-of-5 (60%) from the free throw line.
1:40 - Stony Brook leads 26-23. This has not been a good frame for UConn. The offense is looking sloppy and Stony Brook is getting plenty of open looks. For it to be this close given UConn’s shooting woes means we don’t need to be terrified, but this is definitely a disheartening start to the game.
END 1st Half - Not a good start to this one for the Huskies. After a solid start, the offensive strategy seemed to crumble and Stony Brook hit a lot of threes. They cooled off towards the end of the half but still hit five threes to UConn’s two. Alterique Gilbert is UConn’s leading scorer with seven. Antwoine Anderson is next with four. Terry Larrier has logged a quiet five minutes; he picked up two fouls early and was used sparingly the rest of the half.
20:00 - the second half is underway.
15:51 - UConn still trails, 36-34, but has looked better to start the second half. Jalen Adams is on the board with his first points, scoring six quick ones as the Huskies cut into the lead.
10:51 - Stony Brook holding on 47-43. UConn is running and just got the crowd into it after a Larrier three, but the Huskies still need to find more consistency offensively and make more stops.
7:57 - Stony Brook clinging to the lead, 52-50. UConn is playing a lot better, all three of Jalen Adams, Terry Larrier, and Alterique Gilbert are in double-digit scoring. Gilbert leads with 11 and the other two each have 10.
3:59 - Stony Brook got its lead up to nine but UConn has pulled back in but still trails, 62-59. Some timely shooting but the Huskies are still way too sloppy for their own good.
0:00 - Jalen Adams takes over at the end and UConn wins, 72-64. That was way uglier and closer than it needed to be. Kevin Ollie’s squad has a lot to clean up before taking on Boston University next.