Wagner (1-0) at No. 4 UConn (1-0)
Date: Nov. 14, 2011
Time: 7:30 p..m.
Site: Gampel Pavilion, Storrs
TV: SNY (Mike Crispino, Ron Perry)
Radio: UConn Radio Network/WTIC-AM 1080 (Joe D'Ambrosio, Wayne Norman)
Series: UConn leads, 4-0
Last meeting: UConn 97, Wagner 85 (Dec. 7, 2002)
Ben Gordon made five three-pointers and scored 29 points. Emeka Okafor had 23 points and 19 rebounds. And Taliek Brown scored 15 points, had eight assists and only one turnover. The Seahawks got within five with 5:54 to play but Gordon hit a big three as the Huskies held off the Seahawks.
G 3 Tyler Murray Sr. 6-5 200 15 ppg
G 15 Kenneth Ortiz So. 6-0 200 7 ppg
G 24 Latif Rivers So. 6-1 175 12 ppg
F 23 Jonathon Williams Jr. 6-6 225 7 ppg
C 5 Naofall Folahan So. 6-11 215 6 ppg
G 13 Shabazz Napier So. 6-1 171 21 ppg
G 3 Jeremy Lamb So. 6-5 180 30 ppg
C 10 Tyler Olander So. 6-9 225 7 ppg
F 34 Alex Oriakhi Jr. 6-9 240 2 ppg
F 22 Roscoe Smith So. 6-8 205 8 ppg
PIRATE REUNION: Wagner coach Dan Hurley played two seasons at Seton Hall under George Blaney, now associate head coach at UConn. Blaney spent three seasons as head coach at Seton Hall, starting in 1994-95. Hurley played that season and the next. Hurley's brother, former Duke standout Bobby Hurley, is an assistant coach at Wagner.
WAGNER BEATS PRINCETON The Seahawks opened their season Saturday night at Princeton and beat the Tigers 73-57. It was Wagner's first victory over Princeton in four tries. Murray scored 15 points and Josh Thompson came off the bench for 14 points, nine rebounds, three steals and a blocks. Princeton had 28 turnovers.
UCONN IN STORRS: The Huskies haven't lost a regular season game in Storrs in November or December since Dec. 5, 1973. That was a 91-85 loss to Holy Cross and the streak now has hit 100 games. The Huskies are 55-0 in Gampel Pavilion in November and December since the building opened in 1990.
GIFFEY: UConn swingman Niels Giffey, sidelined since the exhibition opener against AIC because of knee and ankle injuries, has been cleared to play against Wagner. Giffey practiced at full speed on Saturday and Sunday.
HOMECOMING FOR UCONN GRAD: Brendan Fahey (UConn, 2004) is in his fifth year as associate athletic director at Wagner and will be in attendance. Fahey is in charge of all internal and external operations, including finances, corporate marketing, facility and equipment management and Seahawk Club development. He is the son of Kevin Fahey, senior associate director in the Department of Student Activities at UConn.
QUOTE: "We just wish there were a couple more days between Princeton and UConn so we could kind of walk around feeling good about ourselves. We're going to get smacked right back to reality." – Wagner coach Dan Hurley