Friday, January 28, 2011

Cardinals Coming to Town

A few notes & quotes in advance of Saturday's Louisville-UConn game at Gampel.

*** The game is sold-out, UConn's second straight home sellout. There'll be a third, as well, on Wednesday night against Syracuse at the XL Center.

"Our fans really like this team, as well as me," said Jim Calhoun.

*** Kemba Walker is in the midst of a mini-slump -- at least by the standards he's set this season. Walker has shot just 33 percent from the floor in the Huskies’ last three games as teams constantly double and triple-team him.

“It’s frustrating, I can’t lie,” he said. “But for the most part I’ve been doing pretty well with it. I’ve been racking up a lot of assists. I’ve been doing a good job at countering stuff. I can’t complain. We’re winning, and that’s all I can ask for."

Walker doled out nine assists against Marquette.

“All he does is win games, and that’s a good thing,” said Calhoun. “I don’t worry about Kemba.”

*** Jeremy Lamb has averaged 16.8 points in UConn’s last four games. Against Marquette, he became the first Husky freshman to score 20 in a game since Kemba Walker in the NCAA tournament in 2009.

Lamb's father is expected to be at today's game, the first time he'll see Jeremy play live in a college game.

*** Why haven't Niels Giffey or Tyler Olander seen much playing time lately?

"We've won six in a row, we're 17-2. Why jump in and make drastic changes?"

Calhoun believes both players will still help the Huskies down the line.

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