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Connecticut guard R.J. Evans will return from injury tonight vs. No. 25 NC State

Dec 4, 2012, 3:34 PM EDT

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When Connecticut tips off against No. 25 NC State in New York City Tuesday night, guard R.J. Evans will be dressed and ready to play, the school has announced via Twitter.

Evans, a 6-3 native of Salem, Conn., has not played since UConn’s loss to New Mexico on Nov. 19. He had been suffering from a sternoclavicular (collarbone) sprain, which can take significant time to heal. Prior to his injury, he had been averaging 5.8 points and 1.8 rebounds per game.

His best game of the season came on Nov. 11 when he scored 11 points on 5-of-5 shooting from the field in a win over Vermont.

Evans played the first four years of his college career at Holy Cross, but was granted a fifth year of eligibility by the NCAA and transferred to Connecticut this spring. Evans’ return adds more depth to the Connecticut backcourt, which is led by Shabazz Napier and Ryan Boatright.

The Huskies tip off against NC State Tuesday night at 9:30 p.m.

Daniel Martin is a writer and editor at JohnnyJungle.com, covering St. John’s. You can find him on Twitter:@DanielJMartin_

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