Wednesday, November 3, 2010

AIC 17, UConn 15

That's not the game score, it's the rebounding totals here at halftime. UConn is leading the game, 44-33, thanks to 12 points from Kemba Walker and 21-for-24 free throw shooting. But the fact that the Huskies are getting beaten on the boards by a team without a player over 6-foot-6 should be giving Jim Calhoun some fodder in the locker room right now.

The Huskies have looked good at times. Shabazz Napier has made a couple of nifty baskets -- a nice, fallaway bank shot and an even nicer fallaway 3-pointer (video later tonight). But he's made a couple of sloppy turnovers. Among the other freshmen, Tyler Olander, Jeremy Lamb, Niels Giffey and Roscoe Smith have all looked competent, though none have done anything particularly impressive.

But rebounding and inside play is, without question, a problem. Let the record show that Calhoun's first audible "F" bomb from the sidelines came with 51.9 seconds left in the half. A short time later, when Alex Oriakhi (two rebounds) was on the foul line, Calhoun shouted across the court: "Hit some god(bleep) free throws, you can't rebound!"

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1 Comments:

Anonymous mike said...

mid season form

November 3, 2010 at 9:07 PM 

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