Xavier Musketeers (16-4, 8-1 Big East) at UConn Huskies (16-5, 5-5 Big East)
Storrs, Connecticut; Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 13 Xavier plays the No. 19 UConn Huskies after Zach Freemantle scored 30 points in Xavier’s 95-82 win over the Georgetown Hoyas.
The Huskies are 11-1 in home games. UConn is third in the Big East scoring 79.3 points while shooting 45.9% from the field.
The Musketeers are 8-1 against Big East opponents. Xavier is sixth in the Big East with 9.4 offensive rebounds per game led by Jack Nunge averaging 3.1.
TOP PERFORMERS: Andre Jackson is averaging six points, 6.2 rebounds and 4.6 assists for the Huskies. Adama Sanogo is averaging 17.2 points and 7.1 rebounds over the last 10 games for UConn.
Souley Boum is averaging 16.6 points and 5.1 assists for the Musketeers. Freemantle is averaging 15.4 points over the last 10 games for Xavier.
LAST 10 GAMES: Huskies: 5-5, averaging 73.1 points, 36.3 rebounds, 16.4 assists, 6.0 steals and 4.3 blocks per game while shooting 42.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 69.1 points per game.
Musketeers: 9-1, averaging 84.6 points, 38.5 rebounds, 22.4 assists, 6.7 steals and 3.7 blocks per game while shooting 49.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 76.8 points.
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