DePaul @ Connecticut
Current Records: DePaul 9-20; Connecticut 22-7
What to Know
The #14 Connecticut Huskies and the DePaul Blue Demons are set to square off in a Big East matchup at 7 p.m. ET March 1 at XL Center. The Huskies will be strutting in after a victory while DePaul will be stumbling in from a loss.
UConn bagged a 95-86 win over the St. John's Red Storm this past Saturday. UConn's success was the result of a balanced attack that saw several players step up, but forward Adama Sanogo led the charge as he had 18 points in addition to nine rebounds.
Meanwhile, DePaul was within striking distance but couldn't close the gap this past Saturday as they fell 90-84 to the Marquette Golden Eagles. DePaul got double-digit scores from five players: guard Umoja Gibson (20), center Nick Ongenda (16), forward Eral Penn (11), guard Zion Cruz (10), and guard Caleb Murphy (10). Nick Ongenda has also now had at least four blocks in his past four games. Ongenda's points were the most he has had all year.
The Huskies are the favorite in this one, with an expected 17.5-point margin of victory. They might be worth taking a chance on against the spread as they are currently on a two-game streak of ATS wins.
UConn is now 22-7 while the Blue Demons sit at 9-20. Two stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: UConn enters the contest with 78.9 points per game on average, good for 29th best in college basketball. Less enviably, DePaul is 10th worst in college basketball in points allowed per game, with 76.7 on average. So the cards are definitely stacked against DePaul.
How To Watch
- When: Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET
- Where: XL Center -- Hartford, Connecticut
- TV: CBS Sports Network
- Live Stream: CBSSports.com or fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Watch on your Phone: CBS Sports App
- Watch on Connected TV: CBS Sports App on Roku and Fire TV
- Ticket Cost: $14.00
The Huskies are a big 17.5-point favorite against the Blue Demons, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 17.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
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Connecticut have won all of the games they've played against DePaul in the last nine years.
- Jan 31, 2023 - Connecticut 90 vs. DePaul 76
- Mar 05, 2022 - Connecticut 75 vs. DePaul 68
- Jan 29, 2022 - Connecticut 57 vs. DePaul 50
- Mar 11, 2021 - Connecticut 94 vs. DePaul 60
- Jan 11, 2021 - Connecticut 60 vs. DePaul 53
- Dec 30, 2020 - Connecticut 82 vs. DePaul 61