So Long, UConn

So Long, UConn

There are 206 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Mar 12, 2009, titled So Long, UConn. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

This was riveting basketball drama, one of the most breathtaking shows of will and stamina in college basketball history.

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tmac

Hartford, CT

#1 Mar 13, 2009
another 1 and done
Frank the Tank

Peabody, MA

#2 Mar 13, 2009
I love watching Calhoun lose.
STR

West Hartford, CT

#3 Mar 13, 2009
Let's hope we see an early exit in the big tournament too. Calhoun can't lose enough for me!
Retired

Monmouth, ME

#4 Mar 13, 2009
All I can say is SURE Calhoun is worth the $ 1.6 million you give him sure he is..Sounds like he went down with Madoff and the ship ...# 20 beats # 4 and he is still worth the $1.6 salary..Wake up people get an education !!
Greg

San Jose, CA

#5 Mar 13, 2009
College basketball fans are funny. See how funny at hahahasports.com
Weary

Rome, NY

#6 Mar 13, 2009
That was one of the greatest games in college basketaball history, but the first three comments are nothing but whiny complaints from folks who apparently can see the forest because of the trees. Both teams displayed estimable courage and determination, try savoring that instead of self-indulgent griping. UConn nor Jim Calhoun have nothing to be ashamed off.
Weary

Rome, NY

#7 Mar 13, 2009
CORRECTION

That was one of the greatest games in college basketaball history, but the first three comments are nothing but whiny complaints from folks who apparently can't see the forest because of the trees. Both teams displayed estimable courage and determination, try savoring that instead of self-indulgent griping. UConn nor Jim Calhoun have nothing to be ashamed of.
Huskies22

Freeport, NY

#8 Mar 13, 2009
In the end for UConn fans...its not a classic, just another loss in the Big East Tourney. Calhoun needs to start recruiting players who can actually hit free throws on a daily basis. They missed 18. Thats unacceptable.

Half of those....a quarter of those, would have won the game. And AJ Price not making both freethrows in the 5th OT was the turning point for me. 4 pt lead iced that game. He couldn't get it done.

UConn blew too many opportunities in this one.
callitlikeiseeit

Dayton, OH

#9 Mar 13, 2009
This game was lost in regulation due to missed free throws, inabilityu to attack a zone and missed layups. Also because Thabeet wanders aimlessly on offense; he could have scored another 10+ points if he positioned himself properly to attack the zone. Once into OTs, both teams played with heart and skill. It was thrilling to watch. In OT 6 Syracuse still wanted it, and UConn did not.

Magnificent game for Robinson and Edwards...talk about raising one's game!
But in the end, had they executed the basics, we would have been denied a hisorical game...I could have lived with that.
Retired

Monmouth, ME

#10 Mar 13, 2009
Weary wrote:
That was one of the greatest games in college basketaball history, but the first three comments are nothing but whiny complaints from folks who apparently can see the forest because of the trees. Both teams displayed estimable courage and determination, try savoring that instead of self-indulgent griping. UConn nor Jim Calhoun have nothing to be ashamed off.
Yes the greatest game in history:

# 20 BEATS # 4 and the almighty UCONN
TEAM ....Now that is history but you don't get it do you this guy makes $ 1.6 million of your money or should I sat takes it and now will they still bring in the $ 12 million that he said they bring in...NO !! So UCONN is not that good now are they ?
Again put the money in the education not the sport...
Suzie B

Manchester, CT

#11 Mar 13, 2009
I'm tired.....
Orlando

United States

#12 Mar 13, 2009
so i am guessing they will have a 2nd seed in the tournament..right?
Hold on

Glastonbury, CT

#13 Mar 13, 2009
The game would be a classic if it meant something....like the final of the BE tourney. Chalk it up to a quarter final L against a just okay Cuse team. Please save the courage comments too. There was nothing courageous about playing that game. Poor execution caused Uconn to loss.
always a fan

Concord, CA

#14 Mar 13, 2009
this team continues to confuse me. i love them. i really do. but why, oh why, can't they drive to the hole in the closing seconds of a game? that's the way to win at the end.
CMFIC

Bristol, CT

#16 Mar 13, 2009
I agree that this game was an epic game in terms of all the OT's but who in their right mind thinks they can go all the way. Pitt took them behind the wood shed twice and SYR beats them. They are a great team against lesser opposition but when they play better teams they are just average. I love them but are really beatable and last night proved it. Once again run zone defense against them and you can win. Look at the missed free throws-come on really. What do you expect, they did get alot of calls in the OT's.
always a fan

Concord, CA

#17 Mar 13, 2009
Retired wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes the greatest game in history:
# 20 BEATS # 4 and the almighty UCONN
TEAM ....Now that is history but you don't get it do you this guy makes $ 1.6 million of your money or should I sat takes it and now will they still bring in the $ 12 million that he said they bring in...NO !! So UCONN is not that good now are they ?
Again put the money in the education not the sport...
you are a tool and a fool. i'd use more colorful language but the filters would block it. i'm sure you get my drift.
always a fan

Concord, CA

#18 Mar 13, 2009
Huskies22 wrote:
In the end for UConn fans...its not a classic, just another loss in the Big East Tourney. Calhoun needs to start recruiting players who can actually hit free throws on a daily basis. They missed 18. Thats unacceptable.
Half of those....a quarter of those, would have won the game. And AJ Price not making both freethrows in the 5th OT was the turning point for me. 4 pt lead iced that game. He couldn't get it done.
UConn blew too many opportunities in this one.
you couldn't be any more correct. you must have gone to a private school.
always a fan

Concord, CA

#19 Mar 13, 2009
Weary wrote:
CORRECTION
That was one of the greatest games in college basketaball history, but the first three comments are nothing but whiny complaints from folks who apparently can't see the forest because of the trees. Both teams displayed estimable courage and determination, try savoring that instead of self-indulgent griping. UConn nor Jim Calhoun have nothing to be ashamed of.
NOT ONE DIME
always a fan

Concord, CA

#20 Mar 13, 2009
Frank the Tank wrote:
I love watching Calhoun lose.
HOW MUCH DO YOU WEIGH? I'LL BET YOU LIVE WITH YOUR MOTHER. DID SHE LET YOU STAY UP LATE LAST NIGHT TO WATH THE GAME??
Retired

Monmouth, ME

#22 Mar 13, 2009
always a fan wrote:
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you are a tool and a fool. i'd use more colorful language but the filters would block it. i'm sure you get my drift.
Got it and it STINKS TOO ....Fool of fools ...Greatest game ever ...!! Ponzi thats all it is ...Wake up Calhoun is a fool or is he the smart one sleeping in today with his pockets full of taxpayer dollars ??

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