STORRS – Here are some notes and quotes from UConn’s post-practice interview opportunities Friday. Looks again like everyone is healthy going in.
And, just passing it along, there are tickets available for UConn-Cincinnati, which statrs at noon at XL. …
Kevin Ollie was pretty hoarse, but he gave us a few minutes. Here are some of his thoughts:
“Experience is key. We’ve got some veteran guys and that experience plays a part, but at the end of the day this game is going to come down to rebounding and who wants it most.
You know we’re going to have droughts scoring, and they’re going to have droughts. Who can sustain it. It’s not going to be a 90-point game, we know that. During those droughts, can you stop the other team? Can you rebound? Hopefully we can stay solid. Last game we just couldn’t get over that hump.
On a littlle playing zone
“Just something to get them out of rhythm. I know they didn’t scout it. Just give the opponent something to scout again.
“… When you get in conference play, everybody knows what you’re running, you’re going to have to go to third and fourth options. Seniors and juniors pretty much know your system, they’re not running around guessing. That’s a luxury we have with one of the best point guards in the nation, we got him. And he knows exactly what I want each and every play. I can draw a play up and he runs it perfectly, and if guys mess up he gets them in the right place.
Tyler [Olander] hadn’t played significant minutes since I don’t know when, but he played 21 minutes, set great screens. Niels [Giffey] is my rock, you how much I love him, how much unselfishness he’s got.
The importance of this game
We need to win. We’ve got our own struggles to deal with. We’re not worrying about the Continue reading