Friday, February 4, 2011

Pirate Booty

A few tidbits heading into tomorrow's bout with Seton Hall at the Prudential Center in Newark:

***Jeremy spoke: Jeremy Lamb has scored 20 or more points in three straight games, the second-longest streak for a freshman in Jim Calhoun’s 25 seasons. Only Richard Hamilton’s four-game stretch during the 1997 NIT is longer.

Lamb has averaged 18.3 points over his last six games to up his season average to double figures (10.1). He's shooting 57.7 percent from the floor in that stretch and is 40 percent (12-for-30) from 3-point land in the last five contests.

***Jeremy silenced? The Huskies must pay attention to high-scoring Jeremy Hazell, who’s averaging 17.7 ppg. Hazell missed 13 games earlier this season due to a broken left wrist while also surviving a gunshot wound while walking home from a party in his East Harlem home on Dec. 26.

Hazell, who’s never met a shot he didn’t like, poured in 28 in the win at Syracuse but was held to a season-low five, on 1-for-8 shooting, against West Virginia.

Roscoe Smith has done a nice job keeping other top swingmen (see: Corey Stokes, Scotty Hopson) in check this season, and he may be asked to do the same tomorrow night.

***Jersey sure. UConn has defeated Seton Hall 10 straight times and has won 27 straight regular season games against the Big East’s tri-state schools: Seton Hall, Rutgers and St. John’s.

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