UConn-New Mexcio in Paradise Jam final

John F. Silver

There is a basketball game tonight in the Virgin Islands while a seismic shift in college sports takes place on the mainland.

No. 21 UConn plays New Mexico in the Paradise Jam at 10 p.m. with its future and that of the Big East unknown with conference realignment heating up once again. Like everything with realignment, the games become secondary though the Huskies can win the Paradise Jam with a win over New Mexico tonight.

The Huskies have been out rebounded in all four games this season, but are 4-0 after Shabazz Napier’s 29 points against Quinnipiac — 11 in the final 4 minutes of regulation — ┬áto win on double overtime 89-83. Napier was named Big East Conference Player of the Week for his efforts.