Heavy hearts as Huskies take on Maryland-ES

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The patches that will appear on the Huskies’ uniforms.

UConn and Maryland-Eastern Shore are about to get going here at the old mall in Hartford.

It’s the first UConn game since the tragic events at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown Friday. A pregame ceremony involving a moment of silence with the UConn cheerleaders and the Governor’s Foot Guard is slated to begin at 6:50 p.m.

The UConn players are wearing patches with “SH” on them to honor the victims. And the coaching staff is wearing green and white ribbons.

Anyway, here are a few notes about the game:

— IN CASE YOU missed it, here’s today’s story from the JI previewing tonight’s game.

— IN LINEUP NEWS, junior C Enosch Wolf will start for the second straight game in the middle.

Wolf wasn’t great against Harvard in his first start (4 points, 0 rebounds in 20 minutes) but he’ll get another chance to prove he deserves the spot permanently.

— AS IS SOMETIMES the case at certain schools, a basketball team’s roster can change dramatically after the first semester ends.

In the case of Maryland-Eastern Shore, it means the addition of three players.

Freshman Jarrod Davis, a 6-foot-6 forward from Asbury Park, N.J., and Queens’ Kevin Mayes, another freshman forward were on the roster given to UConn officials Sunday.

On Monday there was another addition. Freshman Reginald Ekeanyanwu, a 6-2 guard from Lynn Dale, Md., is also apparently eligible for action.

— LOOKS LIKE A new walk-on made the “dress” squad for the Huskies. Pat Lenehan, a 6-foot-3 guard from Middletown, is now listed on the lineup card.

Neill

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About Neill

Neill Ostrout covers the UConn men's basketball team for the Journal Inquirer in Manchester. He has been a member of the "Horde" for more than 16 years.
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