Time to shake off the Loyola game and start thinking big – big crowd, big noise, big game, Big Monday.
Florida is up next for UConn, a game Huskies fans have been anticipating for months. The Gators come to Gampel on Monday night for an ESPN game at 7 p.m.
This is a matchup of two of the most successful programs in the country over the last 10 to 15 years. The Huskies were national champs in 1999, 2004, 2011, the Gators in 2006 and 2007.
Both are currently ranked in the Top 15 in AP, UConn (7-0) at No. 13, Florida (4-1) is 15th.
Coach Billy Donovan has assembled a strong non-conference schedule. Get this: Florida State on Friday, UConn on Monday, Kansas on Dec. 10.
Earlier in the season, Florida traveled to Wisconsin and lost 59-53. They have beaten North Florida, Jacksonville, Middle Tennessee and Southern, and the games have been closer than you might think. The Gators’ senior Casey Prather is averaging 19.2 points per game, and he had 27 the win over Jacksonville. Prather is a 6-6 senior forward, and could be matched against DeAndre Daniels.
As of Wednesday morning, UConn was tweeting that there were still “a few good seats available” for the game. You know the student section will be packed and rocking. Here’s the place for ticket info.
Story for Thursday’s Courant, going up soon on the website, is on Lasan Kromah’s contributions to the Huskies as a fifth-year transfer. You’ll find it here Wednesday afternoon.
Have a great Thanksgiving … I’ll be at the Cheshire-Southington game, pitching in on our high school football coverage. Talk to y’all on the other side.