The UConn Huskies (7-0) host the Iowa State Cyclones (5-0) Sunday in a matchup that pits potent offense against superb defense. Iowa State beat the North Carolina Tar Heels 70-65 at Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Friday, their fifth straight win. Caleb Grill was the standout player with 31 points.
UConn won their seventh in a row on Friday at Veterans Memorial Coliseum, beating the Alabama Crimson Tide 82-67. Adama Sanogo had 25 points to lead the team. The Huskies won the last meeting between the teams 81-76 at Madison Square Garden in March 2014.
The Cyclones have been led early this season by Jaren Holmes, who is averaging 17.8 points per game. Holmes also has dished 4.4 assists per game. Meanwhile, Aljaz Kunc is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. Sanogo (20.6 ppg) has been the primary provider of the Huskies’ offense.
Sanogo also has collected 7.1 rebounds per game. Tristen Newton has distributed 4.9 assists per game. The Cyclones are 11th in defensive efficiency in the NCAA, while the Huskies rank 13th in offensive efficiency.
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