HARTFORD – The No. 6 UConn men’s basketball team (1-0) returns to action on Saturday afternoon when it plays host to New England foe Stonehill (1-1) for a 12 pm tip. The contest will mark the first of the season for the Huskies at the XL Center in Hartford. Prior to the contest, Connecticut will unveil the 2023 National Championship banner in the XL Center rafters. Fans are encouraged to be in their seats by 11:30 am to catch the ceremony. Due to a large anticipated crowd, doors will open 90 minutes prior to tip.
Saturday’s contest will air nationally on FS2, also available on the FOX Sports App, with Pat O’Keefe and Tarik Turner on the call. Bob Joyce and Ben Darnell have the call on the UConn Sports Network by Learfield, with the contest airing on 105.9 The River in-state and the Varsity Network App across the world.
UConn and Stonehill have met once before, over a year ago in the 2022-23 season opener. The Huskies won that game on Nov. 7, 2022 by a score of 85-54 at the XL Center. Adam Sanogo led the Huskies with 19 points while Alex Karaban and Hassan Diarra both also finished in double figures in the rout.
The Huskies are coming off a commanding victory in their season opener Monday, taking down Northern Arizona by a score of 95-52 at Gampel Pavilion. Karaban led five in double-figures with a career-high 22 points in the victory, while Tristen Newton added 14 with seven rebounds and four assists.
After a loss in its season opener on Monday, Stonehill bounced back Thursday night with a 57-44 victory over Army West Point. Max Zegarowski leads the Skyhawks with 14.5 points and 8.5 rebounds per game.
Following Saturday’s contest, UConn will be back at the XL Center on Tuesday, Nov. 14 with a 7 pm tip against Mississippi Valley State.