The Huskies began the season at No. 2, but dropped to No. 8 after losing at NC State, unranked at the time, on Nov. 12. UConn bounced back with resounding win over Maryland, which was in the rankings, and the win at Minnesota on Sunday.
KK Arnold, UConn’s high-energy guard, was named the Big East’s freshman of the week.
Arnold had 18 points, five rebounds, six assists and six steals in the Huskies’ two victories last week. That makes two in a row for the Huskies’ freshman class; Qadence Samuels won it the first week of the season.
Arnold was the conference’s preseason freshman of the year.