I know this story has been written before and probably isn't new to UConn fans. But with Jeremy Lamb emerging as a bona fide star and the Huskies in the Sweet 16 (not to mention Virginia Commonwealth's surprise run to the Sweet 16), now is as good a time as any for the story of how VCU's Rolando Lamb, Jeremy's dad, beat Jim Calhoun's Northeastern team with a buzzer-beater
back in the 1984 NCAA tourney. Note the YouTube video of Rolando's shot within the story. And notice a young Glen Miller, a guard at Northeastern at the time, distraught on the sidelines.
Also from today's Register, here's the advance for tonight's 7:15 p.m. game
, noting that San Diego State could have a decided homecourt advantage (and with video of the Huskies at yesterday's open practice).
Here's my notebook
, which focuses on the relationship between Jim Calhoun and Steve Fisher, who have never faced each other on the hardwood.
And finally, here's today's gameday
for the game tonight. I'm looking for a relatively low-scoring game, and wondering how the Aztecs try to contain Kemba Walker. Not sure if anyone can right now.
Labels: Glen Miller, Jeremy Lamb, Jim Calhoun, Kemba Walker, Rolando Lamb, Steve Fisher