Any loss in college basketball is tough for a coach, but a loss in the NCAA Tournament is as tough as it gets.
The loss ended a great season for the Hawks, who finished 21-10 and had their dreams dashed of possibly facing Villanova in the second round on Saturday.
Many fans on campus, like Clint, think the team has really come together down the stretch.
It’s plagued them for months. And though the St. Joe’s Hawks are a far different, far better team than they were that chilly December 7 Saturday night, they want another crack at Villanova.
Among his fellow Connecticut Huskies, he ranks second in scoring, rebounding, and blocks. Playing alongside Shabazz Napier, he can go unnoticed.
Shabazz Napier scored only two points in the first half and finished the game shooting 3 for 11 from the field. Connecticut coach Kevin Ollie was never worried about his star guard.
UConn forward DeAndre Daniels said he needed a bounce-back game. He got one against Temple.
It is not unusual for Division II college basketball teams to step up in exhibition games and take on Division I programs. The local scene has seen several area squads do just that over the last week, on both the men’s and women’s side.
Louisville men’s basketball team unable to make the trip to see the women’s team play for title.
The Big East tournament will have a touch of a wake to it this week. When games end, there will be plenty of reminiscing about rivalries and talk of what is to come.
Ryan Arcidiacono scored 25 points and Villanova grabbed 20 offensive rebounds in beating Connecticut 70-61 on the road Saturday.
A report says UConn women’s coach Geno Auriemma wants rims lowered for women’s hoops.
Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma said he has no interest in returning as head coach of the U.S. national team for the 2016 Rio Olympics.
UConn is up to its normal tricks in the NCAA tournament.
When NCAA Division-1 athletes don’t make adequate academic progress, their schools may draw penalties of reduced scholarships for their teams.