Gordon broke nose in win over Hoyas

Updated: January 15, 2004, 4:25 PM ET
Associated Press

STORRS, Conn. -- Connecticut point guard Ben Gordon is expected to play against North Carolina (No. 11 ESPN/USA Today, No. 9 AP) on Saturday despite a broken nose.

Gordon broke his nose when he was hit by an elbow while guarding Gerald Riley midway through the first half of top-ranked UConn's 94-70 victory over Georgetown on Wednesday.

Gordon sat out briefly and finished with 11 points in 35 minutes.

Gordon is averaging almost 19 points and leads the Huskies with 25 steals.

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