Some sights and sounds from UConn's First night
Omar Calhoun went 3-for-6 from the floor to finish with six points. He also looks markedly slimmer than he did a year ago, and while he hasn't lost weight (still at about 205 lbs.), he's toned up and looks good and refreshed. And that's a good sign for UConn.
*** Amida Brimah looked good, scoring 10 points and blocking Rodney Purvis here ...:
... as well as at the end of the game on Purvis's shot attempt in the waning seconds, preserving the win for Brimah's "Team Geno." Brimah scored the first points of the night on a nice, low post turnaround. If he can hit that shot consistently -- watch out.
Having said that, you really shouldn't take much from the scrimmage. This may come across as sexist, but when you're playing in a co-ed game, you're not really going to show all our true skills.
*** This didn't come out very well, but trust us, it's the unveiling of the 2014 men's national championship banner:
It was rollicking at Gampel prior to First Night festivities on Friday: