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Another Tough Loss For the Huskies

By Brad Toomey

It has been a tough week so far for the Connecticut Huskies Men’s Basket ball team. On Sunday, they were handed their third straight loss by the Michigan Wolverines. By Monday, they has lost their national ranking in the top twenty-five and by Tuesday night they had lost their head coach. It was announced that Jim Calhoun, 67, will take a leave of absence from the team for an undetermined amount of time. This is the latest health concern for coach Calhoun, who has three times beaten cancer and has missed multiple games in recent years due to health issues. His doctors maintain that these latest health issues are not related to previous situations and categorized more as “temporary” problems.
All of this adds more question marks to an already puzzling season for the UConn men. A team struggling to find its offensive identity and defensive consistency will now have to forge on without their hall of fame coach. This comes at a time where the team is entering a deeper into a difficult schedule, where every game is vital to the team’s post-season status. The Huskies, once ranked in the top fifteen of the polls as recently as last week, now find themselves unranked, unproven, and un-feared. They must now regain focus and look to finish the week strong. This will not be easy as they face an improving St. John’s team Wednesday and the number one Texas Longhorns Saturday evening in Storrs. Texas will surely be hungry coming off their first loss of the season Monday night at Kansas State.
Hopefully the Uconn men can pull together this week and do something to make their head coach smile.

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