Site: Gampel Pavilion
Time: Saturday, 7 p.m.
TV: ESPNU (Jason Benetti, Tim Welsh)
Radio: WTIC-AM 1080, WILI-AM 1400, WELI-AM 960, WGCH 1490 (Joe D'Ambrosio, Wayne Norman)
Series history: UConn, 36-14
Last meeting: UConn, 82-71, Jan. 25 at Rutgers
Streaks: Rutgers W1; UConn W2
Rutgers (11-18, 5-11)
4 MYLES MACK, G, 5-9, Jr., 15.3 ppg. – Top free throw shooter in AAC (89 percent)
44 J.J. MOORE, G/F, 6-6, Sr., 11.1 – Had 20 points, 7 rebounds in win over South Fla.
10 JUNIOR ETOU, F, 6-7, Fr., 5.8 – Averaging 4.8 rebounds, had 9 at UCF Feb. 26
11 KADEEM JACK, F, 6-9, Jr., 14.6 – Scored 20, had 3 blocks vs. USF; Knights top rebounder (6.9)
33 WALLY JUDGE, F, 6-9, Sr., 7.1 – Also had 3 blocks, 5 rebounds vs. USF
1 JEROME SEAGEARS, G, 6-1, Jr., 7.9 – Best assist/turnover ratio (2.5) in AAC
UConn (15-4, 3-3, AAC)
13 SHABAZZ NAPIER, G, 6-1, Sr., 17.8 ppg. – AAC player of the week for fifth time
11 RYAN BOATRIGHT, G, 6-0, Jr., 12.4 – 18-for-56, 32.1 percent from floor past five games
20 LASAN KROMAH, G-F, 6-6, GS, 7.2 – Shooting 46.8 percent from floor, 35.3 percent on threes
2 DeANDRE DANIELS, F, 11.2, Jr., 12.3 – Has played only 18 and 15 minutes the past two games
35 AMIDA BRIMAH, C, 7-0, Fr., 4.1 – Has 73 blocks, averaging 3.0 rebounds
5 NIELS GIFFEY, F, 6-7, Sr., 8.0 – Shooting 55.8 percent from floor, takes 4.75 shots a game
What To Watch
No crying in basketball: It's senior night. "Hopefully I can keep it together," Napier said. "I don't think I can play basketball when I'm crying." For Napier, Giffey and Tyler Olander, in particular, it will be an emotional night.
Familiar faces: The Huskies have seen this core of Rutgers players numerous times and have shown a knack for defending them. Boatright was able to take Mack (2-for-9) out of the game last time they played Rutgers.
Trap game: The Huskies have a big game coming up at Louisville, so it would be easy to look past this one. So far UConn has done a good job of avoiding such traps and must do so again. Rutgers has nothing but pride to play for here.
Life with DeAndre: Daniels has not been quite the same since he came back from injuries Feb. 9 and, in the past two games in particular, did not play strong around the basket and ended up on the bench. He's a player the Huskies desperately need to complement their backcourt scoring. Rutgers big men will be a challenge for him.
Shooting blues: Perhaps because of good rebounding and perhaps because Daniels has been missing, the Huskies' shooting percentage has been down, below 40 percent in three of the past five games. They've been missing open shots and blowing chances in the paint, also something they need to correct going into the postseason.
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