The Connecticut Huskies will be looking for a bounce-back victory Tuesday, as they visit the Providence Friars in a Big East Conference men's basketball game at the Dunkin' Donuts Center. The Huskies (17-11, 7-9 Big East) have two games left in their regular season and are trying to secure an at-large berth in the NCAA Tournament, a loss would put those post-season aspirations in jeopardy.
On Saturday, UConn lost its eighth game in 11 tries falling to the No. 2-ranked Syracuse Orange, 71-69, at the friendly confines of Gampel Pavilion. Sophomore Jeremy Lamb tallied a team-best 19 points in the effort that ended after the Huskies battled back from a 19-point, second-half deficit.
Despite putting up a solid effort against a top-five opponent, UConn is now in a position to not make the 68-team, NCAA field if they lose one of their next rtwo regular-season games, which features two cellar dwellers in the Big East standings.
Meanwhile, the Friars (14-15, 3-13) are trying to salvage what's left of a disappointing season. Currently, Providence is just ahead of last-place DePaul Blue Demons in the league standings.
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