No. 21 Auburn @ No. 23 Connecticut
Current Records: Auburn 3-0; Connecticut 4-0
What to Know
The #21 Auburn Tigers will square off against the #23 Connecticut Huskies at 2:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday at Imperial Arena at Atlantis Resort. Both teams come into the game bolstered by wins in their previous games.
Even if it wasn’t a dominant performance, the Tigers beat the South Florida Bulls 58-52 this past Friday. Guard K.D. Johnson (15 points) and guard Zep Jasper (13 points) were the top scorers for Auburn.
Meanwhile, UConn was the big favorite in their most recent matchup, and for good reason. Everything went their way against the Binghamton Bearcats this past Saturday as they made off with an 87-63 victory. The Huskies’ guard Tyrese Martin looked sharp as he dropped a double-double on 15 points and 11 rebounds.
The wins brought Auburn up to 3-0 and UConn to 4-0. A couple stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Auburn comes into the contest boasting the fifth most blocked shots per game in college basketball at eight. UConn is not quite as good, but they are no chumps, either: they enter the game with seven blocked shots per game on average, good for 10th best in college basketball. Points in the paint might be hard to come by.
How To Watch
- When: Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. ET
- Where: Imperial Arena at Atlantis Resort — Nassau, Bahamas
- Follow: CBS Sports App
Auburn have won both of the games they’ve played against Connecticut in the last seven years.
- Dec 23, 2017 – Auburn 89 vs. Connecticut 64
- Dec 23, 2016 – Auburn 70 vs. Connecticut 67