Kentucky is 1-1 against UConn, winning the most recent meeting, 64-61 last year. The Wildcats have rolled up a 165-71 record against schools comprising the Big East conference. A member of the Big East, the Huskies are off to a 4-0 start this season, including an 83-79 win over Wichita State in the first game of the EA Sports Maui Invitational, followed by a 70-67 win over No. 2 Michigan State in the semifinals. Connecticut is led offensively by Kemba Walker who is averaging 30.3 ppg. Alex Oriakhi is leading the Huskies in rebounding, pulling down 12.3 rpg while ranking second on the team in scoring with 12.3 ppg. Legendary coach Jim Calhoun is in his 25th season at the helm of the Huskies. He’s amassed a 579-221 record in Storrs and a 827-358 overall record in his 39th season as a head coach. Calhoun’s phenomenal coaching success story includes winning two NCAA National Championships (1999, 2004) at Connecticut, earning basketball’s highest honor while still an active coach, election into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2005, and induction in 2006 with the other greats of the game as a member of the Founding Class of the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. This is only the third meeting between the Wildcats and the Huskies, but the second in as many seasons. UConn defeated Kentucky in their first meeting, 87-83 in the second round of the 2006 NCAA Tournament. The two got together last year in Madison Square Garden as part of the SEC/Big East Invitational. UK got the better end of that result, with a 64-61 victory.