Update April 1, 2:50 p.m. It does look like Hawkins will be a go for the Huskies tonight.
UConn’s Jordan Hawkins is “a go” to play tonight, source reiterates to CBS Sports — and he will be in the starting lineup, barring any late change.— Matt Norlander (@MattNorlander) April 1, 2023
Hawkins’ shooting ability is a key component for UConn tonight against Miami.
Update April 1, 1:45 p.m. Hawkins is with his teammates for shootaround today, but might be limited in his activity. The Huskies remain a 5.5-point favorite at DKSportsbook.
UConn's Jordan Hawkins (illness) accompanied the team to shootaround today in Houston, but "it is TBD how much he does at shootaround", per a school spokesman.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) April 1, 2023
Averages 16.3 PPG.
Huskies face Miami tonight in the Final Four.
UConn sophomore guard Jordan Hawkins will miss the open shootaround at Houston’s NRG Stadium on Friday with a non-Covid illness. The Huskies will hope to get back their star guard for Saturday night’s matchup with the Miami Hurricanes in the second game of the 2023 Final Four.
NEWS: UConn star Jordan Hawkins has a non-COVID illness and is resting at the Huskies hotel today. He will not practice.— John Fanta (@John_Fanta) March 31, 2023
Hawkins is averaging 17.3 points and 3.0 rebounds per game in the NCAA Tournament for the surging Huskies, who are the favorites to cut down the nets at -125 at DraftKings Sportsbook. The 6’5 guard from legendary DeMatha High School outside Baltimore has shot 38.5% from three-point range this season and 88.6% from the free throw line.
UConn has rolled through the tournament so far, winning by an average of 22.5 points over Iona, Saint Mary’s, Arkansas and Gonzaga to reach the national semifinals. They are looking for the school’s first NCAA Championship since 2014.
The Huskies check in as a 5.5-point favorite over the Hurricanes at DK presently, with the total set at 149.