I’ve been watching them a long time. When I was a kid “Bialosuknia” was a compliment on the court. I remember Corny, Karl, Nadav, Doron,. I remember Jeff Carr, for God’s sake.
But, gradually, in the latter stages of Jim Calhoun’s career, I came to see the program as everything I don’t like about Division I sports. I know there’s a case to be made for unconditional love, but I’m not capable of that. I guess if I really “bled Husky blue” I’d put up with anything. So pick another metaphor.
Whatever, it’s great to be back among the screaming faithful. Kevin Ollie and this team play the right way, act the right way, win the right way. To make the Final Four in his first actual chance at it is an incredible vindication for Ollie. To win this game when no member of the team ever really got in his optimal groove is a huge triumph.