No. 1 UConn Routs Louisville

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Keith

Hartford, CT

#1 Feb 3, 2009
Adrien played great. He presented himself in the gap of the 2-3 and either took the shot or dumped it off. Also Dyson looked great in the open court.

That was a great job last night.
Uconn78

Wheaton, IL

#2 Feb 3, 2009
This was truly and enjoyable game to watch. Uconn's speedy guards breaking the press and running by people. Pitino's strategy to speed up the game just played right into Uconn's hands. Pitino was right they came up against a much better team and it showed tonight. Jim Calhoun ate Pitino's lunch and enjoyed every bit. The people at Marquette keep telling me Uconn won't survive Marquette and I keep saying wait and you shall take your rightful place as number two in Big East. Dyson took some hard fouls and so did Price but they played through it. Good going Huskies this is precision basketball!
Allen Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#3 Feb 3, 2009
This game was the best team effort I've ever seen from them. They played a full 40 minutes. The coach had the players well prepared and called a great running game for them.
PPPP

Roseland, NJ

#4 Feb 3, 2009
Awesome game played by UConn. Adrien and Thabeet each hit one jumpshot, but besides that, everything was inside. UConn bullied Louisville. They are definitely on a roll.
Marcus

Derwood, MD

#5 Feb 3, 2009
Numbers I love:
0-for-8: UConn's threes
2: Stanley Robinson's minutes
11 points: A.J. Price

These are "negative" in the sense of the stat sheet. But positive in the sense they crushed a very good with using amazing balance. UConn might just be the most balanced team in the nation. UNC, Wake and Marquette are that conversation. But Duke, in my opinion, isn't in the same breath. And if you get UConn on a night when Price/Dyson/Austrie are hitting threes, wow...
Marcus

Derwood, MD

#6 Feb 3, 2009
"very good team using" - eesh, can't type this morning.
Jeffman

Fuquay Varina, NC

#7 Feb 3, 2009
Monster effort by UConn last night in a tough environment at Louisville. Have to agree with Marcus thread when he stated that UConn is the most balanced team in the nation. You are also correct in your assessment about Duke. The Dukies are truly the ultimate "donut" team, one that relies too much on perimeter jumpers, and long range threes, but who also lack any resemblance of a dominating inside game. Again, Duke will NOT go deep in the NCAA dance,(Elite Eight or Final Four), especially if they were to face a tough hard-nosed team that can guard the 3 point line.
I also got a kick out of the Louisville crowd yelling and screaming at the refs last night about the free throw disparity between the two teams,(Vitale made reference to it during the broadcast). Hey Cardinal fans: When your team hoists up threes repeatedly, being too intimidated to take the ball to the hole, don't expect to go to the foul line. UConn, on the other hand attacked the basket constantly, and were rewarded with free throws, when they were hacked by Louisville defenders. That's the way the game is played!
Keep it up UConn Men and Women!! Could we see a repeat of 2004 when they both were NCAA champs?

“5,24,48,88”

Since: Nov 07

Beacon Falls, CT.

#8 Feb 3, 2009
Tough hard nosed win against a very good team. Everyone contributed (the six guys who actually had minutes). They out defended the team who was supposed to be the best defensive pressure team. They didn't need outside shooting. Wait, was that an outside jump shot I just saw from Thabeet! Uconn is still undefeated on the road and neutral courts, and that is what the tournament is all about. Great strategy by Calhoun, well executed by the players. Time to get ready for Michigan.
yeh

Warwick, NY

#9 Feb 3, 2009
look at how this potential is actually showing through, last year with the problems with dyson and wiggins, maybe it was wiggins that needed to go to refocus this team, dyson has looked a lot better
Jeffman

Fuquay Varina, NC

#10 Feb 3, 2009
yeh wrote:
look at how this potential is actually showing through, last year with the problems with dyson and wiggins, maybe it was wiggins that needed to go to refocus this team, dyson has looked a lot better
Wiggins was definitely a negative influence not only on Jerome, but other members of the UConn team as well last year. Transferring to UMass after Calhoun kicked him off of the team after last season,(and the coach gave Doug plenty of chances)- Wiggins was involved in an on-campus robbery up in Amherst several months ago. Since Wiggins was ineligible this season anyway, I don't recall if the UMass coaching staff saw the light and just got this trouble maker out of their program as well. Just goes to prove that Doug Wiggins never "got it". Here, he was given 2 shots at a "free" education through basketball scholarships at two institutions, and he still chose to act like a idiot. Calhoun was correct in removing that cancer, Wiggins from the program. Oh well, Doug - maybe your other career option, flipping burgers at McDonald's would still be available.
PPPP

Roseland, NJ

#11 Feb 3, 2009
Jeffman wrote:
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Wiggins was definitely a negative influence not only on Jerome, but other members of the UConn team as well last year. Transferring to UMass after Calhoun kicked him off of the team after last season,(and the coach gave Doug plenty of chances)- Wiggins was involved in an on-campus robbery up in Amherst several months ago. Since Wiggins was ineligible this season anyway, I don't recall if the UMass coaching staff saw the light and just got this trouble maker out of their program as well. Just goes to prove that Doug Wiggins never "got it". Here, he was given 2 shots at a "free" education through basketball scholarships at two institutions, and he still chose to act like a idiot. Calhoun was correct in removing that cancer, Wiggins from the program. Oh well, Doug - maybe your other career option, flipping burgers at McDonald's would still be available.
Just want to correct/add to a couple things you said. Yes, Calhoun was right for getting Wiggins out. Wiggins is very immature and was spoiled throughout highschool, being treated like a king by people throughout the state including the local media. Everyone who knew him personally knows that he was a good kid with a good heart, but was also a clown and a daily weed smoker and partier. To correct you though, Wiggins was not involved in any robbery at UMass. I have heard that he was just so drunk that he didn't know where he was. It is very sad that Wiggins blew his dream of playing for UConn.
Martyuconn95

Delray Beach, FL

#12 Feb 3, 2009
Thought last nights game was a great team performance,cant get over Hash he's unreal and the rest of the team stepped up but they can improve less turnovers would be a big plus.Could well be a repeat of 2004 with the womens team holding there own.....GO HUSKIES
Jonathan X

New York, NY

#13 Feb 3, 2009
These guys have finally bought into the "team" philosophy and it has proven to be the key to their success this season. Seems like their motto is "Five as One". Every player interviewed post-game on WTIC 1080AM mentions that phrase. It has been great to watch this group of players mature and realize their potential.
Jeffman

Fuquay Varina, NC

#14 Feb 3, 2009
PPPP,
I have included the address of an article found online: http://www.masslive.com/sports/index.ssf/2008...

True, it technically was not a "robbery" as I incorrectly concluded. But, note that it did involve breaking and entering. To paraphrase what you stated, who knows what Wiggins was thinking. But, the incident at UMass was enough for him to be suspended and place his opportunity to play basketball at the university in serious jeopardy. And, it was because Doug Wiggins, again made a wrong choice. According to your comments, you state that Doug is a "clown" who also happens to enjoy taking drugs and drinking alcohol. Perhaps part of Wiggins' problem is that he has been "enabled" too long by friends and others who dismiss his behavior as just "Doug, being Doug". Perhaps Wiggins needs someone who will metaphorically "slap him upside his head" and get him to realize the opportunity that he is blowing and to which a lot of people his age do not have: 1). Playing Div. 1 basketball because he has an athlete skill set that the majority of kids his age do not possess. 2). Getting a tuition free education through his basketball scholarship. With tuition, for a 4 year degree program now costing in the hundreds of thousands of dollars at many universities, this is fact not to be taken lightly. Especially, when non-scholarship students often are forced with repaying student loans many years after they graduate with their degrees. Truly, it is sad how this kid is screwing up the many opportunities being given to him.
ABC

Hartford, CT

#15 Feb 3, 2009
Wiggins still hangs out with the team. I've seen him out with Dyson, Price, and Robinson in Hartford.
Uconn78

Wheaton, IL

#16 Feb 3, 2009
Jeffman who the heck are you to judge this kid. He's made some bad decisions and now he pays the price! It is what it is. Ddo you feel better when you judge people is your life so sorrid that you must put erroneous information on-line? Please get a life and take a look at yourself first!
EffDoug

Trumbull, CT

#17 Feb 3, 2009
Seriously - can we move past this Doug Wiggins talk? He was a cancer, and fortunately we have a coach in Calhoun who knows how to beat a disease like that.

Masterful job last night - Hope that the boys can string a few of these performances together in March. GO HUSKIES!
lol

South Willington, CT

#18 Feb 3, 2009
17 comments? there were 80 comments on here in 6 hours after we lost to Georgetown..this was hands down the most impressive performance of the year
Bill

Stevenson, CT

#19 Feb 3, 2009
lol wrote:
17 comments? there were 80 comments on here in 6 hours after we lost to Georgetown..this was hands down the most impressive performance of the year
Don't worry, the negative crowd will come out. If not this year (next loss), then next year. People who hate themselves thrive on being able to demean other people.
yeh

Warwick, NY

#20 Feb 3, 2009
ABC wrote:
Wiggins still hangs out with the team. I've seen him out with Dyson, Price, and Robinson in Hartford.
i guess this is when ur not living in Minnesota?

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