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For Huskies, the Madness Has Begun

By Brad Toomey

For those New Englanders dwelling in mid-winter sports purgatory, good news, meaningful basketball is here. Well, thanks to some serious inconsistency by the Huskies since the new year, it has been here for a few weeks now. For the first time in recent memory, the Huskies are playing for something more than NCAA tournament seeding, they are fighting for their right to be in the field of sixty-five.

Yes there have been times when UConn has looked like they do not even belong in the NIT, but other times have shown glimpses of a possible elite-eight, or dare I say, final four team. Such is life within the Big East, the possibility of failure is equal to the opportunity for success. Something to remember as the Huskies make their final push toward March Madness and all the brackets, bubbles, and buzzer-beating hoopla that ensues. A home game against Louisville is followed by road trips to Notre Dame and South Florida. All three teams are struggling to keep their NCAA hopes alive, something the Huskies know a little something about. With these match-ups, UConn will face teams playing with comparable desperation and concerning talent.

The Big East tournament looms large, but the Huskies must first focus on the tasks at hand. With passion and effort, this team has gone from NIT inevitability to NCAA possibility in recent weeks. They need to continue to do so in the waning days of February.

1 comment:

  1. Every game is "Game of the year" from here on out. To not play like it would be a shame given the resurgence of the last two weeks.