Shock Troops

There are 26 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Jan 27, 2008, titled Shock Troops. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

They are not coming, he said of suspended guards Jerome Dyson and Doug Wiggins. It doesn't matter.

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#1 Jan 27, 2008
Coach looked like the coach of old. A T and jumping up and down. Could be the start of something good.

Granby, CT

#2 Jan 27, 2008
A great win, but more importantly, a great heart. Thank you team and coach.

Newington, CT

#3 Jan 27, 2008
Shock and awe have just visited the court of the Hoosiers. Husky Hoops is on the board and this team has turned a corner together while united in their beliefs and purpose. When a mixed compellation of unique individual talent is blended into a constructive team-oriented effort, with inevitably the time is drawn to order the next banners.
Some would argue the pieces of a championship puzzle are fully in place and the system should eventually take hold with unmistakable results. The spectacular performances have come in sweet rushes to tease and tantalize us with coming attractions. Be it known, that on this day, while sharing the glorious spotlight of their shinning moment, these were and shall forever remain THE INCREDIBLE HUSKIES. Thank you guys ………. and soaking wet-hugs all around.

Northford, CT

#4 Jan 27, 2008
Grit and determination were prevalent in yesterdays UCONN win over the Hoosiers.'End of the bench' players stepped up, did well, and showed they belonged. Time will tell what Dyson and Wiggins did to warrant a suspension. At times I wonder if these kids 'get it'. Possible jeopardizing a free education at UCONN and letting down their teammates strikes me as odd!


#5 Jan 27, 2008
Many of us wrote yesterday and before about this team and its lack of defense, its apparent unwillingness to listen to Calhoun’s message and the fact that they just didn’t play with heart.

Yesterday was a trip back in time to the days when UCONN played Calhoun basketball: relentless defense, ball control and people playing with a team first indignation that resulted in all those gut check wins that we all came to take for granted.

I know its just one game. I know it’s just a game, but to know that a group of people can galvanize their hearts-their guts to produce yesterday’s performance is truly inspirational.

Calhoun has his program back. The fans have their UCONN back.

There is a team and the players now understand that. Regardless of what occurs Monday.

Price said it all, "We believed in each other," "We believed in the team. We believed in the system."

The open question is whether either of the two suspended players believe.

The one thing I’m confident about is that Calhoun will tolerate no less from them.

Southington, CT

#6 Jan 27, 2008
In the past week we have witnessed two rare, unlikely victories. The women and men went against teams that were in much better shape physically or higher ranked and won. These victories further underscore the brilliance of Geno Auriemma and Jim Calhoun as great coaches, able to make big adjustments with little or no time. How lucky we are to have these miracle workers in our state.

Danbury, CT

#7 Jan 27, 2008
Fantastic game, the Huskies played with determination and intensity, one of the best wins I have seen in a while. And with a team that is so young and finally clicking there is likely to be some great wins in the future.

Tully, NY

#8 Jan 27, 2008
very impressive performance. It appeared that Beverly played under control and within "the system." He didn't try to do too much, was conservative. Possibly he is what they need. Although I like Dyson's grit, often apprears that he is forcing things in the offense, willing his way to the basket. That style was necessary LAST year when there were no scorers and he was the only option. But it appears that Thabeet is coming along offensively, Adrien continues to be steady ( and morem effective with other options ) and of course the KEY to our improvement-PRICE-finally the offense is alive and penetrating. Aside from the need for more bodies, I liked the offense better without an out of control Dyson and I would never had thought he was a bit of a detriment. Would love for him to come back because the positives outweigh the disadvantages but I certainly liked what I saw on Sat! Great job.
Birmingham Alabama

Hayden, AL

#9 Jan 27, 2008
Great WIN guys!!!. Keep up the good work and things will fall into place. Everyone contributed and came together for this win and hope this is the jump start to continue sucess for the rest of the season. Everyone is pulling for you "Sticks" Stanley Robinson.

Meriden, CT

#10 Jan 27, 2008
Great win. Good toughness, but lets not get carried away about the win. I thought the Cinn. game showed more toughness. Ind. while good, is not a historically great team. The talent level between the 2 was clearly similar (look at the last 2 games against eachother). Uconn played tough with Memphis and G-Town already this year. Uconn's talent does not make them an underdog. It is nice to see the toughness. That is the real story. It will be tested a lot more this year. So we should not think this week marks anything but a good start. Look at the Big East this year and you will see the nations most physical and tough league. Like the good old days.

Bellows Falls, VT

#11 Jan 27, 2008
Great win and congratulations to this team and Coach Calhoun. I loved watching it.

Baltimore, MD

#12 Jan 27, 2008
Thanks, Huskies. I 've never stopped believing and neither should you!

Storrs Mansfield, CT

#13 Jan 27, 2008
this team may be one of the most exciting teams to watch and i think play with more heart than the 05-06' team.

Middletown, CT

#14 Jan 27, 2008
Terrific game and effort!! Both players and coaches showed true heart in this win.
Bob Nardi Stamford

Montville, NJ

#15 Jan 27, 2008
Truly a great win that all of Connecticut should stand up and applaud........What does this mean going forward? Have they really arrived ? Is something special brewing for this TEAM? AJ., lead on..........

Blackstone, MA

#16 Jan 27, 2008
Great win. Price has had an excellent season...Stanley Robinson is an elite rebounder and he played with a lot of heart yesterday...I'm not a big Austrie fan, but he has been very clutch lately...Beverly played great defense on Gordon...Thabeet was solid again, he played great D against White..Adrien with another double-double...

Hopefully Wiggins and Dyson didn't do anything bad enough that they are suspended for a while because they are going to be good we played without them yesterday.

UConn should now be a top 20 team.

Cambridge, MA

#17 Jan 27, 2008
It's awfully quiet around here, the haters are no where to be found.

The real UCONN fans stand up.

The pathetic low lifes who sit on here all day long criticizing this team keep hating, keep living your pathetic lives, and keep being no where to be found when this program continues to do what it is known for, do nothing but win.

Keep living your pathetic lives haters.
Massachusetts Husky

Mansfield, MA

#18 Jan 27, 2008
I didn't realize (until reading the article) that Price was sick (vomiting twice on the sideline) and that Robinson was cramping up. Price still looked good on the court.

I said it yesterday and I'll repeat it today: most impressed with Austrie and Price and the frosh, Beverly. I hope the frosh sees more minutes now. I liked his D especially.

Great win. Back to work Monday night!(And I mean work... there are no easy games ahead.)

Yorktown Heights, NY

#19 Jan 27, 2008
thetruth wrote:
It's awfully quiet around here, the haters are no where to be found.
The real UCONN fans stand up.
The pathetic low lifes who sit on here all day long criticizing this team keep hating, keep living your pathetic lives, and keep being no where to be found when this program continues to do what it is known for, do nothing but win.
Keep living your pathetic lives haters.
The only one talking hate is you!!!!!

Cambridge, MA

#20 Jan 27, 2008
rick wrote:
<quoted text>The only one talking hate is you!!!!!
That was the point, that the people who have been hating on and scrutinizing this team and this program after every loss this season are no where to be found now.

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