Butler @ Connecticut
Current Records: Butler 9-7; Connecticut 11-4
What to Know
The Connecticut Huskies won both of their matches against the Butler Bulldogs last season (72-60 and 63-51) and are aiming for the same result on Tuesday. The Huskies and Butler will face off in a Big East battle at 7 p.m. ET at XL Center. UConn should still be riding high after a victory, while Butler will be looking to get back in the win column.
UConn was able to grind out a solid win over the St. John’s Red Storm last week, winning 86-78. Forward Adama Sanogo was the offensive standout of the contest for UConn, posting a double-double on 26 points and 18 rebounds along with six blocks.
Meanwhile, a victory for the Bulldogs just wasn’t in the stars on Sunday as the team never even grasped a temporary lead. They took a serious blow against the Villanova Wildcats, falling 82-42. The top scorer for Butler was guard Chuck Harris (15 points).
The Huskies are now 11-4 while Butler sits at 9-7. A pair of offensive numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: UConn comes into the game boasting the 24th most points per game in college basketball at 80.3. On the other end of the spectrum, Butler is stumbling into the matchup with the 18th fewest points per game in college basketball, having accrued only 62.6 on average.
How To Watch
- When: Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET
- Where: XL Center — Hartford, Connecticut
- TV: Fox Sports 1
- Follow: CBS Sports App
Connecticut have won both of the games they’ve played against Butler in the last eight years.
- Jan 26, 2021 – Connecticut 63 vs. Butler 51
- Jan 09, 2021 – Connecticut 72 vs. Butler 60