UConn 78, Seton Hall 67: Wrapping Things Up From The Rock

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NEWARK, N.J. – The beat goes on. Another bounce back was needed, another challenge and the Huskies responded. They bounced back from their loss at St. John’s and beat a so-so Seton Hall team. But a road win in the Big East is nothing to look down one’s nose at.

… Even if UConn has won 27 of 30 vs. the Pirates.

Especially for this UConn team. The Huskies (16-6) will have a winning record, that tradition stays intact. And they have some buzz going into the Syracuse game, and after all this snow, Connecticut needs a sporting event like that. Should be a great night at XL.

Here is the game story.

Wild ride for the Huskies here Saturday night – hey, it was no picnic for Jeff Jacobs and myself. I-95 was still treacherous in parts, even a day after the snow ended.

The Huskies took five plus hours to get to Newark and played a noon game with little sleep. Much was said about it afterward. Read our UConn notebook and Jeff Jacobs’ take on the game, as well as  the box score, and more, on our main sports page later Sunday.

 

Kevin Ollie raved about the Huskies’ effort. Here is his take on the game.

And here is our photo gallery.

Hey, UConn out-rebounded Seton Hall, which had out-rebounded its previous opponents. Tyler Olander had two and Enosch Wolf four, but mostly it was the team-rebounding thing, tipping the ball. Ryan Boatright and Omar Calhoun each ran down five.

Ollie had a little Jim Calhoun ”quick hook” in him Sunday. He did a lot of subbing when things were going bad.

Seton Hall was 6 for 17 from the free throw line. Ouch. UConn was 21 for 23.

Ryan Boatright on Seton Hall’s 16-0 run: “Turnovers, man. We were making careless mistakes, stupid decisions, we were doing things we knew we shouldn’t have been doing.”

R.J. Evans had a productive game – six points in 13 minutes, and a lot of dogged defense. “Coach always says to put my stamp on the game,” Evans said.

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