The No. 11 UConn Huskies and Providence Friars play in the Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden Thursday afternoon.
The Huskies have gone 13-7 against Big East teams, with an 11-0 record in non-conference play. UConn averages 79.0 points and has outscored opponents by 14.2 points per game.
The Friars are 13-7 in Big East play. Providence ranks sixth in the Big East with 14.7 assists per game led by Jared Bynum averaging 4.4.
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Tristen Newton is averaging 10.1 points and 4.5 assists for the Huskies. Jordan Hawkins is averaging 18.2 points and 4.0 rebounds while shooting 40.3% over the past 10 games for UConn.
Bryce Hopkins is scoring 16.1 points per game and averaging 8.5 rebounds for the Friars. Bynum is averaging 2.2 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Providence.
LAST 10 GAMES
Huskies: 8-2, averaging 78.2 points, 35.8 rebounds, 16.5 assists, 6.2 steals and 5.3 blocks per game while shooting 45.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 67.6 points per game.
Friars: 5-5, averaging 77.8 points, 33.2 rebounds, 15.7 assists, 5.9 steals and 4.4 blocks per game while shooting 44.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 77.4 points.