STORRS – Emotional night at Gampel, which we all were expecting. A tough game against Rutgers, which we were not.
Give the Scarlet Knights credit, they did not come to be UConn-fodder. They shot well, out-rebounded the Huskies and had a chance to win until the final minutes.
It’s been a little under the radar, but UConn, after an excellent stretch of rebounding through the middle of the season, is back to getting out-muscled. That’s five of the last six games they’ve been out-rebounded, and the one game they had the edge it was not significant, they lost to SMU.
Their shooting was better in this game, 25-for-53 and 12-for-25 on three-point attempts. But Rutgers, which started 1-for-8 and finished 3-for-14, made 20 of 33 shots in between.
Here is our game story for the Thursday Courant.
Some of Kevin Ollie’s postgame thoughts:
“I want to thank my seniors for providing me with loyalty and being faithful to this program. They could have left. They could’ve transferred. They could’ve done a lot of things. But they said ‘We’re going to stay through the tough times and we’re going to get back to where we belong.’
They kept this program alive. I owe them a lot. I can never repay them for what they gave me – a chance to coach them. It’s just been a blessing.
For Niels (Giffey) to get his career-high [in points] and for all the seniors who played on Continue reading