Friars Beat Huskies, Again

Friars Beat Huskies, Again

There are 10 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Mar 6, 2008, titled Friars Beat Huskies, Again. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

A.J. Price drove right of the lane and was stripped in mid-air while trying to put up a desperation shot, an indication of how things went for UConn on this night.

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jonesy

Billerica, MA

#1 Mar 6, 2008
PC played well-UC was off-20 turnovewrs says it all. AJ should have kept it to himself.
Sharon

Newington, CT

#2 Mar 6, 2008
I am a very unhappy camper right now. Not 'cause Uconn lost, but HOW they lost. Play hard---lose--ok. They did a whole lot of talking, but very little walking. Providence made them choke on their words. Stick pins in a little doll in your dorm if you want revenge.....and then, just play UCONN BASKETBALL.
watching

Mansfield Center, CT

#3 Mar 6, 2008
Calhoun should give himself and his team some time off.Jim can't inspire and the players are tired. I know Cincinnati is two days away but forget about bust-your-gut practices. Do some walk-throughs. The kind of mistakes that happened in Providence are the kind burned-out players make, i.e. turnovers, poor passing.
Some Jerk

Danbury, CT

#4 Mar 6, 2008
I thought we were going there to blow them out.
PASTA PETE

Saint Petersburg, FL

#5 Mar 6, 2008
well keep playing that way and you won't last long in the tourney. team play not individual heros.
minnesota fan

Saint Paul, MN

#6 Mar 6, 2008
AJ, may this be a lesson to you. There is no need for bravado, pre-game or post game. Let your play do the speaking. You inspired a team that was desperate for a BE tournament bid. You are the team leader and should know better.
UCONN looked woeful on offense. Without outside shooting the inside game did not develop as it should have. Unfortunately the refs were letting a lot of things go without a call. That's part of the home court advantage. The Friars had more ways to free up their shooters and once UCONN got into the frenetic defense, things fell apart in a hurry.
Stanley did a wonderful job inside and out. I thought that he was going to take over the game. Unfortunately the guards were not giving him the opportunity. Too many ill advised attacks to the basket and no dishing off when there is nothing there.
It will be interesting to see how this effects the rest of the season. Hope they can recover. They will be a fourth seed in the NCAA unless they will the BE tournament.
Adam

West Hatfield, MA

#7 Mar 6, 2008
Absolutely ridiculous performance considering how tough a game some of these guys talked in the paper today. Lesson being- KEEP YOUR MOUTHS SHUT AND PLAY!

Honestly, thank God for the womens team at times because there are times when the mens program is just very unlikeable. I cant believe they played like that tonight after all the talk of revenge in the media. I knew when I saw those quotes they'd lose. Good teams let their play do the talking.
Big D

United States

#8 Mar 6, 2008
Agree with mos of the posts above. I think Frank Zappa said it best: "shut up and play."
pnete

AOL

#9 Mar 7, 2008
The problem with Price's prediction was that his team was trying to make it come to true to save face. They were trying to make the big play and score four points of every possesion instead of playing basketball. Price ought to be reminded that the refs read the papers too and no other refs in any other sport league in the world have a personal agenda like the lousy Big East refs. They are the absolute worse in the business and one of these years their proclivity for "letting kids play" will lead to a serious injury.
It seems like every Big East game is decided by a lousy call or non call. Four of GT victories were directly the result of lousy calls. Big East games are always close unlike the ACC, because nothing equalizes two squads quicker than unlimited fouls and physical play such as grabbing and hammering. Thabeet was hammered on every single rebound all night. If the refs aren't going to allow him to develop his game at this level with their let's equalize the game approach, he might as well go pro. The Big East needs to fire its entire ref crew and start hiring guys from the ACC. If you notice Duke and NC don't maim each other like the Big East schools despite the rivalry. If I were a coach from another league, I would show the mom's of my recruit tapes of Big East games and see whether she wants her kids beaten up for four years or go play for the Pac10 or ACC. You have to wonder that one of the considerations for kids from the Big East to go pro early is the prospect of major injury.
GOFRIARS

Providence, RI

#10 Mar 7, 2008
Friars needed a win. I am still unsure why Price needed to speak so poorly of the Friars. Tehy were celebrating a huge win over a very good UCONN team. Why was he so sensitive???

pnete needs to toughen up.

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