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UConn Men To Host Eastern Washington; Women, Temple, In Home Games In Bridgeport

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Shabazz Napier (Bob Stowell/UConn)

Shabazz Napier (Bob Stowell/UConn)

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The University of Connecticut will play two home basketball games in Bridgeport in the coming season —  one men’s game and one women’s game.  It will be the first time since 1987 that either Husky team will play a home game anywhere other than Storrs or Hartford.

UConn and Harbor Yard Sports and Entertainment and Webster Bank Arena announced th arrangement,  On Dec. 28,  the UConn men wil host the Eastern Washington Eagles in a 1:00 p.m. game at the Webster Bank Arena.  Then Jan. 11 at noon,  the UConn women will host the Temple Owls.

UConn President Susan Herbst said the school is “thrilled to bring UConn basketball to Bridgeport to enhance our presence in the area and contribute to the city.”

Tickets for both games go on sale Oct. 18.

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