UConn, Providence meet in conference play
UConn (8-4, 5-4) vs. Providence (9-10, 5-8).
Alumni Hall, Providence, Rhode Island; Wednesday, 4 p.m. EST
. BOTTOM LINE: Providence plays host to UConn in a Big East matchup. Each team is coming off a loss this previous Saturday. Providence lost 92-81 to St. John’s, while UConn came up short in an 80-73 game to Seton Hall.
STEPPING UP: Providence’s David Duke has actually balanced 17.5 points, 6 rebounds and 5.1 assists while Nate Watson has actually set up 17.9 points and 6.8 rebounds. For the Huskies, R.J. Cole has averaged 13.8 points and four helps while Tyrese Martin has actually installed 10.8 points and 6.5 rebounds.
PRODUCING OFFENSE: Duke has either made or helped on 44 percent of all Providence basket over the last five video games. The junior guard has 21 basket and 30 helps in those games.
UNBEATEN WHEN: UConn is an ideal 5-0 when the team blocks a minimum of six opposing shots. The Huskies are 3-4 this season when they obstruct fewer than 6 shots.
FLOOR SPACING: UConn’s Isaiah Whaley has tried 11 3-pointers and connected on 36.4 percent of them, and is 2 for 6 over the previous three video games.
DID YOU KNOW: UConn is ranked first among Division I groups with an offending rebound portion of 37.7 percent. The Huskies have balanced 13.3 offensive boards per game.
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