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Watch UConn men's basketball as they host St. John's on FOX61 at 2:30 p.m.

According to UConn, it's the first contest between the university and St. John's (7-7) in eight years.
Credit: AP
St. John's forward Jakarr Sampson (14) defends as Connecticut guard Omar Calhoun (21) drives to the basket in the second half of their NCAA college basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013. St. John's defeated Connecticut 71-65. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

MANSFIELD, Conn. β€” The UConn men's basketball team is hosting St. John's at Gampel Pavilion in a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. matinee today.

You can watch the game this afternoon on FOX61 starting at 2:30 p.m.

According to UConn, it's the first contest between the university and St. John's (7-7) in eight years. UConn (7-1) comes into the game following a four-game winning streak. 

UConn says guard James Bouknight has undergone surgery on his injured left elbow and will be out indefinitely. 

The school had earlier said the sophomore guard hyperextended the elbow while diving for a loose ball in the first half of the Huskies' win at Marquette on Jan. 5.  

He came back into the game, but has missed UConn’s last two contests, wins over Butler and DePaul. Bouknight had been leading the Big East in scoring, averaging 20.3 points, while making 45% of his shots from the field.  He had surgery on Tuesday.

The UConn men are ranked 25 in the AP's top 25 for men's basketball.