COPPIN STATE at NO. 4 UCONN

No. 4 Connecticut has rolled past its first three opponents - Columbia, Wagner and Maine. Now Coppin State comes to Hartford for UConn's final tuneup before the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in the Bahamas. The three-day tournament begins on Thursday. But first things first.

GAME CAPSULE

Coppin State (1-2) at No. 4 UConn (3-0)

Date: Nov. 20, 2011

Time: 1:00 p..m.

Site: XL Center, Hartford

TV: SNY (Bob Picozzi, Ron Perry)

Radio: UConn Radio Network/WTIC-AM 1080 (Joe D'Ambrosio, Wayne Norman)

Series: UConn leads, 4-0

Last meeting: UConn 76, Coppin State 64 (Dec. 20, 2010)

Kemba Walker led the way with 20 points. Jeremy Lamb added 16 and Alex Oriakhi had 12 points. Roscoe Smith had 10 rebounds but four other Huskies each had seven boards as UConn won the battle on the glass, 58-29. UConn won despite 15 turnovers.

COPPIN STATE STARTERS

G 12 Tony Gallo Sr. 5-11 190 20.7 ppg

G 23 Akeem Ellis Sr. 6-6 210 9.7 ppg

F 15 Mike Simpson So. 6-6 185 2.3 ppg

F 32 Antonio Williams Sr. 6-6 230 2.3 ppg

F 31 Logan Wiens Sr. 6-8 230 7.3 ppg

UCONN STARTERS

G 13 Shabazz Napier So. 6-1 171 16.7 ppg

G 3 Jeremy Lamb So. 6-5 180 22.0 ppg

C 10 Tyler Olander So. 6-9 225 8.3 ppg

F 34 Alex Oriakhi Jr. 6-9 240 8.7 ppg

F 22 DeAndre Daniels Fr. 6-8 195 9.3 ppg

NOTABLE

LAMB'S ANKLE: All-American guard Jeremy Lamb, UConn's leading scorer, sprained his right ankle in practice Saturday. In a release from the athletic communications office, UConn said Lamb's status will be determined at game time.

STARTING LINEUP: Lamb's injury obviously could shake up UConn's starting lineup. Don't be surprised if DeAndre Daniels makes his second consecutive start and fills in for Lamb. At the very least, Lamb's time should be limited – if he plays at all – and that will put additional pressure on point guard Shabazz Napier with Ryan Boatright still serving his six-game NCAAA suspension. Freshman center Andre Drummond could get his first career start after his performance against Maine (11 points, 14 rebounds, four blocks).

WIN STREAKS: The Huskies, defending national champions, own the nation's longest winning streak at 14 games – 11 to end last season and three this season. UConn also has a 36 game non-conference home winning streak. The last loss to a non-Big East opponent came against Indiana on Jan. 20, 2007.

ON THE ROAD: Coppin State traveled to Hartford after a 92-65 loss to Oklahoma Friday night at the Lloyd Noble Center in Norma, Okla. Senior Tony Gallo led Coppin State with 22 points. Oklahoma (2-0) outrebounded the Eagles 61-27. Coppin State plays at Purdue on Saturday.

FANG: Coppin State's Ron "Fang" Mitchell is in his 26th year as the Eagles head coach and is only four wins away from picking up his 400th win at Coppin State.


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