7:00 PM ET, December 26, 2008
XL Center, Hartford, Connecticut
HARTFORD, Conn. -- After winning a final tuneup for Big East play, Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun is well aware of the obstacles that lie ahead for his undefeated team.Jeff Adrien scored 21 points, Hasheem Thabeet had 20 and the second-ranked Huskies dominated down low against undersized Fairfield in a 75-55 victory Friday night.
• UConn starts the season 11-0 for the first time since the 2006-07 season and now has 64 consecutive wins against in-state opponents.
• This 75-55 result is the closest Fairfield has been in its last six games against UConn. The Huskies won the previous five games by at least 24 points.
• Jeff Adrien has 37 career double-doubles, the most among active Big East players.
• Hasheem Thabeet has 15 career double-doubles and the Huskies are 14-1 when he records a double-double.
-- ESPN research
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||23-72 (.319)||31-62 (.500)|
|3P Made-Attempted||7-21 (.333)||3-15 (.200)|
|FT Made-Attempted||2-5 (.400)||10-15 (.667)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||16 (0/0)||8 (0/0)|
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