We’re at the old mall in Hartford this morning, with a basketball game and a dog show both scheduled for the building today.
A few pre-game notes before UConn and Marquette hit the floor.
— Marquette PF/C Davante Gardner is in street clothes. It looks like his left knee will keep him out again. The Golden Eagles have been playing without big men for a few weeks, so it isn’t likely to impact them too much.
— The Huskies will keep the same starting lineup today, with Shabazz Napier, Ryan Boatright, Jeremy Lamb, Alex Oriakhi and Andre Drummond. It’s three straight games with the same starters, a long run this season.
— Recruit Chris Obekpa, a 6-foot-8 center/forward from Centereach, N.Y., is expected to be here on an unofficial visit.
He is considering UConn, Georgia Tech, Memphis, Cincinnati, Providence, St. John’s and DePaul.
— In case you missed it, here’s today’s advance on the game from the Journal Inquirer.