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.