UConn Tops Providence; Poised To Take...

UConn Tops Providence; Poised To Take No. 1

There are 26 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Jan 31, 2009, titled UConn Tops Providence; Poised To Take No. 1. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

It would not last. This would become a day of crisp basketball, redemption, milestones, chants and wild celebrations - a day of answers, not questions.

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FREDDYKOOL

Palm Coast, FL

#1 Feb 1, 2009
YOU BET COACH, GREAT VICTORY AND UCONN NATION LOVES YOU.

Since: Mar 08

Gloucester, MA

#2 Feb 1, 2009
Terrific victory but now comes the real test to their soon to be #1 ranking. Louisville shares the top of the Big East and UConn will have a big challenge from a motivated team that would like nothing better than to dethrown them. Prove them wrong!
roberttherugguyr aleigh

Wake Forest, NC

#3 Feb 1, 2009
Amazing when you think that UConn has 3 players who all had to wether by choice or circumstance miss games over the past few seasons, 2 seniors who have asked for patience and who have had patience, players who have sacraficed for the team who may redshirt, and the emergence of players who are getting some playing time, amazing I do not know how UConn held it all together something we all need now.
groundsman

Winder, GA

#4 Feb 1, 2009
Ahhhhhh Hasheem FINALLY gets "ticked off" and plays hard... Look at the results!! I hope this carries over thru the rest of the season.Great game Price,Sticks,Jeff...Kick some A$$ Monday!!!
george syms

Chicopee, MA

#5 Feb 1, 2009
Great Victory. As far as fans go we have to stick by our coach and players. Lets all cheer them on to victory and stick by them thick or thin. Go get them Coach Jim. Oh by the way Doug Wiggins is now practicing with the Minutemen and has been reinstated by Coach Kellogg.
DCHusky

San Jose, CA

#6 Feb 1, 2009
From a fan's perspective, this was most satisfying. I L-OV-E beating PC. Always have. I love beating them more than I hate losing to them (and I hate when that happens).
Joe

Waterbury, CT

#7 Feb 1, 2009
Good job running up the score Calhoun! You should be forced to resign like that girls high school coach from Texas. No class at all... That was disgusting! Karma...
PPPP

United States

#8 Feb 1, 2009
Joe wrote:
Good job running up the score Calhoun! You should be forced to resign like that girls high school coach from Texas. No class at all... That was disgusting! Karma...
Are you being sarcastic?

As for the game, I was there. It was a great performance. AJ was excellent at controlling the game and making big shots and passes. Also, Jerome's defense was great as always. Can't wait for Monday. Louisville will be full court pressing most of the game. As long as Adrien doesn't try to dribble through the press it should be a dunk contest.
Marcus

Gaithersburg, MD

#9 Feb 1, 2009
Joe wrote:
Good job running up the score Calhoun! You should be forced to resign like that girls high school coach from Texas. No class at all... That was disgusting! Karma...
Hey Joe, first time watching Big East hoops, I see? You should tune in Monday night, it's fine entertainment, elite college basketball. You'll learn this, just keep at it big boy.

Great effort after a somewhat lackluster first half. PC tried to match physicality with a bigger, stronger team and got run out of the building when that didn't work so well.
Enough is Enough

East Hartford, CT

#10 Feb 1, 2009
The story here is without a doubt Robinson but of course the media has to put that overhyped half wit Thabeet on the front of the story. Typical for him to show up against an undersized unranked opponent. Don't bet on him showing up on Monday against a ranked Big East Opp. Nice job by Robinson-may be the most athletic player on this team.
mclacasse

Bridgewater, NJ

#11 Feb 1, 2009
Robinson was outstanding I have said in past threads he needs to put the ball on the floor and go by some people and that he did, great results, Edwards is growing more comfortable with his role and his production in those minutes is terrific. That was a big east war out there and the better team prevailed in the secound half ......go huskies
MrMike

Lynbrook, NY

#12 Feb 1, 2009
Amazing effort, and so good to see Stanley back in his 2008 form. Biggest test of the year (thus far) comes tomorrow.
UCONN Hoops

AOL

#13 Feb 1, 2009
Joe wrote:
Good job running up the score Calhoun! You should be forced to resign like that girls high school coach from Texas. No class at all... That was disgusting! Karma...
You are either trying to be provocative (very weak effort) or you are an Idiot who knows nothing about basketball or sports in general. UCONN ran a very deliberate offense for most of the game, taking lots of time to run offensive sets to get good shots. There was no predetermined effort to run up the score. Just in case you just woke up from a 20 year sleep the NCAA put a new rule into effect--it's called the "shot clock". You can't hold the ball in the 4 corners set any longer; you have to shoot it!
If PC didn't like the score getting "run up" how about this--
PLAY SOME DEFENSE!
Joe

Waterbury, CT

#14 Feb 1, 2009
Uconn rolls the ball up to 1/2 court up 30 with 30 seconds left then sinks a 3 pointer? This is not running the score up or poor sportmanship? Sounds to me like not only do you know nothing about sports but nothing about nothing 'in general'.
UCONN Hoops wrote:
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You are either trying to be provocative (very weak effort) or you are an Idiot who knows nothing about basketball or sports in general. UCONN ran a very deliberate offense for most of the game, taking lots of time to run offensive sets to get good shots. There was no predetermined effort to run up the score. Just in case you just woke up from a 20 year sleep the NCAA put a new rule into effect--it's called the "shot clock". You can't hold the ball in the 4 corners set any longer; you have to shoot it!
If PC didn't like the score getting "run up" how about this--
PLAY SOME DEFENSE!
chris

Storrs Mansfield, CT

#15 Feb 1, 2009
Joe, UConn never rolled the ball up to half court, nor did they shoot the ball with 30 seconds left. get your facts straight
Marcus

Gaithersburg, MD

#16 Feb 1, 2009
Enough is Enough wrote:
The story here is without a doubt Robinson but of course the media has to put that overhyped half wit Thabeet on the front of the story. Typical for him to show up against an undersized unranked opponent. Don't bet on him showing up on Monday against a ranked Big East Opp. Nice job by Robinson-may be the most athletic player on this team.
Dude, we all know Thabeet's not on the floor to put the biscuit in the basket. I'll take 7-3, 265 in the middle any day of the week. When a guy contorts his body 90 degrees to get a shot off, Thabeet did his job, blocked shot or not.

And it took you this long to figure out Robinson "may" be the most athletic player on the team? Wow. Thanks for the update.
Marcus

Gaithersburg, MD

#17 Feb 1, 2009
Joe wrote:
Uconn rolls the ball up to 1/2 court up 30 with 30 seconds left then sinks a 3 pointer? This is not running the score up or poor sportmanship? Sounds to me like not only do you know nothing about sports but nothing about nothing 'in general'.
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Wrong.

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Reader

New Berlin, NY

#18 Feb 1, 2009
Although it's great to be at number one again, that honor really should go to Wake Forest.
groundsman

Dawsonville, GA

#19 Feb 1, 2009
wake lost to GT...Uconn #1
hoody hoo

Storrs Mansfield, CT

#20 Feb 1, 2009
No it shouldn't, they lost yesterday my man

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