UConn Ranked? It’s News To Huskies

by Categorized: Kevin Ollie, R.J. Evans, Ryan Boatright, Shabazz Napier, UConn men's basketball

STORRS – The Huskies finished up practiced and were asked the inevitable questions about being ranked 23rd in the AP poll – a week after receiving no votes at all.

“I didn’t know that until just now,” Ryan Boatright said. “We’re not going to hang out hats on that, we still feel we have a lot to prove. It’s all going to be washed away if we lose [to Vermont].”

Shabazz Napier: “Being a junior, that means nothing to me. When you’re a freshman, you come in and see a number next to your name and your excited. But as a junior, it means nothing.”

R.J. Evans. “Well, I’ve never been ranked before, so it’s realy exciting for me. But we don’t want to rest on that. We want to keep climbing in the rankings.”

Kevin Ollie: “I didn’t realize that until just now. We’re going to just keep playing Connecticut basketball. Running, defense, unselfishness – that’s Connecticut basketball.”


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5 thoughts on “UConn Ranked? It’s News To Huskies

  1. Mike McManus

    Leave it to the media…one good win and they’re a ranked team. I enjoyed Jacobs article [for a change]and I agree with him. UCONN fans like most fans are impatient and fickle. I’d love to see Kevin Ollie with an extended contract both for him and for recruiting, but one game does not make a season. I’m anxious to see how they respond against Vermont and against their next opponent..and how Omar Calhoun responds after doing nothing against MSU. Especially after fans and sports writers were ready to make him the next Kemba after two exhibition games. I hope he is, but maturity takes time.

  2. DrHunterSThompson

    anybody who really follows the team knows Kevin has been runnning practices and doing all the real coaching and game prep for some time now. now that not-a-dime is finally gone we should give Ollie what he deserves.


    1. Clifford Ruocco

      I have always been impressed with Coach Calhoun’s basketball mind and coaching ability. His record should speak for itself.
      However, I am quickly becomming very impressed with Coach Ollie’s coaching expertise, including his ability to manage game situations, prepare his players and motivate them. He does have a wealth of ability on his coaching staff to assist him.
      I appreciate that his record includes only one game having been played, but I am optimistic that he will be very successful at UConn in the future.
      When I have suggested that he may be able to coach on par with his predecessor, people thing I’m crazy.
      I guess time will tell.

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