It was a weekend of mixed emotions for the No. 3 UConn field hockey team. After remaining unbeaten in conference play in commanding fashion over Temple Friday afternoon, the Huskies’ six-game winning streak was brought to an end Sunday against No. 4 Maryland.
While the UConn football team did not have a game this weekend, there were still plenty of exciting matchups across the American Athletic Conference. If you like high scoring football, then you had plenty to be excited about this weekend, with Temple being the only non-blowout of the games this past weekend. UCF managed to stay unbeaten on the season as well, securing a win over Stanford.
The UConn men’s tennis team will be itching to get back on the court after last weekend’s scheduled match at Boston University was postponed. The Huskies (7-6) will take on Temple Saturday morning at the Magic Lincer Tennis Club in Manchester and will face Delaware at the East Hartford Tennis Club Sunday morning.
As the fall semester is coming to a close for students, college basketball is just hitting its stride as most teams have played eight games at this point. While there is still time for growth, the power amongst The American has seemingly been set, with two of the top teams already carrying sizeable winning streaks.
The last time we checked in with UConn’s conference opponents, they were just getting their feet wet with the rest of the college basketball world, most with only one or two games under their belt. Over halfway through non-conference play, we might not be able to draw concrete conclusions about quality yet, but some teams have gotten off to hotter starts than others.
Cincinnati 68-41 Tusculum:
Our consensus No. 1 in the conference pick, Cincinnati, pulled away with 40 points during the second half in their final tune-up of the season. The Bearcats had a strong overall performance; not a single player on the roster had a negative plus/minus, with Tre Scott leading the game at a plus/minus of 27. Guard Cane Broome led with 15 points and five boards.
Down the stretch of the season, every in-conference matchup becomes more and more significant. Currently, the UConn men’s soccer team sits tied atop the American Athletic Conference standings. The Huskies have a chance to take sole possession of first this weekend as they welcome Temple to Storrs on Saturday.