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Coach Calhoun: Please Grab The Life Preserver!!!

By Mitch Mullins

Apparently, my Moneyball analogy as to how to fix the Huskies was not clear enough. Let me simplify things. There are only two statistics you need to know about this season. 12-0 and 2-11. What are those numbers, you ask? The first is the Husky won/loss record when scoring above seventy points in a game. The second is the won/loss record when scoring less than seventy points in a game. It's that simple. Why discuss anything else?

In a previous article entitled "Huskyball...," I specifically illustrated a litany of ways for the Huskies to increase offensive output. Some of them happened in the Syracuse game, giving the Huskies an opportunity to win a huge game on the road (the timeout issue is outside the scope of this piece). It's no coincidence that my piece appears and the Huskies play one of the best games of their season. That's a good thing. That's what I am here for.

Villanova presents a whole hosts of difficulties for the Huskies. There is only one way to beat them. Force the tempo as much as possible and pull the trigger whenever a decent shot presents itself. MINIMIZE EMPTY POSSESSIONS. No need to reinvent the wheel. Press, run, shoot, rebound. We shall see.

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