The news for UConn took a bad turn on Monday, with Enosch Wolf’s arrest and suspension. The Huskies are to play sixth-ranked Syracuse on Wednesday night in what was meant to be one of the most exciting nights of the season.
As of Monday afternoon, I was told, there were about 3,000 tickets remaining for the game, which will be on ESPN, with Brent Musburger and Bob Knight on the call. You can buy tickets on the UConn website here, or at the XL Center box office, which opens at noon, Tuesday and Wednesday.
The Huskies will now have to contend with Syracuse, tough enough, with a woefully thin front court. Tyler Olander, who has scored only 18 points in the last seven games, will have to step up and play well – and do it without getting into foul trouble. Phil Nolan, who has played only a handful of games, getting 17 points and 20 rebounds in 115 minutes, will have to take some or all of the 13.7 minutes Wolf was averaging.
And here is a story on Shabazz Napier’s evolution, for the Tuesday Courant.