No. 18 UConn stunned by Wagner in opener

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It didn’t take long for us to get our first major upset of the college basketball season, as Wagner went into Storrs and knocked off No. 18 UConn, 67-58.

Mike Aaman led the way for the Seahawks with 15 points and nine boards while Romone Saunders chipped in with 15 points of his own, but the story here is the Huskies.

UConn entered the year as a preseason top 20 team, and while much of that was because of their name-brand program, the Huskies have a former five-star prospect on their roster in Jalen Adams. As a sophomore playing in a system that had seen players like Kemba Walker and Shabazz Napier shine, much was expected of the Huskies this year.

It was not a promising start.

Adams finished with nine points on 4-for-15 shooting from the floor. As a team, UConn shot 35.7 percent from the floor and just 6-for-19 from three. That’s a bad sign, but not quite as bad as getting outrebounded by Wagner.

UConn entered the year with question marks about their perimeter shooting and how good their front line would be, and those question marks look that much bigger after their first game.