|(12-1, 2-0)||(11-2, 0-1)|
|January 3rd, 2012|
|The Prudential Center, Newark, NY
|Alex Oriakhi||PF||Patrik Auda|
|Andre Drummond||C||Herb Pope|
|Opening Line (UConn -2)
The Pirates welcome defending champion, the Connecticut Huskies, to The Rock this evening in hopes of their first victory over UConn in their last twelve contests. Friday night, Seton Hall took care of West Virginia for the first time in their last eight meetings, so what's another four? The Huskies sole loss of the season came at the hands of future Big East member, USF, at a neutral location. They've opened up Big East play with a marginal win at South Florida and a convincing victory at their alternate home arena, defeating St. John's on Saturday afternoon.
Tonight marks the third and final game that Jim Calhoun will sit out due to a recruiting violations punishment that was handed down by the NCAA. Of course, the Huskies responded by allowing the most sought after recruit of the 2011 class to, "walk-on," but that's neither here nor there. Former Pirate coach, George Blaney, will lead the Huskies. If you're attending the game, please don't forget to boo said recruit and freshman center, Andre Drummond on every touch for his (somewhat) famous, "Wait, Who's Herb Pope?"
As always, Let's Go Hall!