Rodney Purvis, Kevin Ollie on UConn's road win
UConn was sluggish in the first half, particularly on defense. But after getting a short but stern verbal lashing from Kevin Ollie at halftime, then getting Amida Brimah back on the floor after missing 14 1/2 minutes of the first half with foul trouble, the Huskies dominated the final 20 minutes.
Rodney Purvis on the ECU crowd getting on him:
And here's Kevin Ollie (sorta) explaining his rather colorful halftime speech:
Incidentally, UConn bused all the way back up to Raleigh in Wednesday night's ice storm after the game. Normally a 1 1/2-hour trip, it took them about 3 1/2 hours. They boarded their charter, but ultimately thought better of it and wound up checking into a hotel at about 2:45 a.m.
The Huskies took off from Raleigh at about 10:30 a.m. on Thursday and landed at Bradley around noon.