Monday, February 22, 2010

Walker, Player of the Week

Kemba Walker is UConn's first Big East Player of the Week this season after averaging 22.5 points per game in the Huskies' wins over Villanova and Rutgers.

Walker poured in a career-best 29 vs. 'Nova and followed that by scoring 14 of his 16in the second half at The RAC.

UConn's two wins jumped them four spots in the league standings, from 12th place into a five-way tie for eighth. The five teams, sorted in order by the conference's tiebreaker policy, are: Cincinnati, UConn, Seton Hall, Notre Dame, South Florida. That means, by the tiebreaking formula, UConn is essentially in ninth place right now. The top eight teams earn first-round Big East tournament byes, so it would behoove the Huskies to move up to at least eighth. Those final two road games at Notre Dame and USF could have some pretty big implications.

Oh, also: Louisville has returned some tickets for Sunday at Gampel, so there are about 100 tickets available. Visit And there are tickets remaining for tonight for those interested in walking up at the XL Center.