Where have you gone, Kemba Walker?
UConn, a fashionable pick to reach the Final 4 back in August, on the day Andre Drummond decided to join Jeremy Lamb in Storrs, lost again Wednesday, this time to Georgetown. The Huskies fell to 14-7, 4-5 in the Big East. The defending champs are now perched squarely on the NCAA tournament bubble.
(Yes, I’m aware the 2010-11 Huskies lost four of five in late February and still went on to win the Big East tournament and then NCAA title.)
Best road win? Notre Dame. The Huskies still have a shot to notch a few more quality wins – two games against Syracuse, Marquette at home – but at this juncture, how can anyone think they’ll do that?
They don’t run anything resembling an offense. They’re 12th in scoring in the Big East and don’t let the 46 percent on field goals fool ya. That was largely built on a weak non-conference schedule. In their last eight games (2-6) they’re shooting 40 percent from the field and scoring a meek 58.8 ppg.
Not that rankings matter much, but do you know the last ranked team UConn beat? Harvard. December 8th. That’s their best non-conference win, narrowly over Florida State (Arkansas is a close 3rd).
There’s no denying the roster is immensely talented. Is Jim Calhoun waiting until March to call plays? What the hell is Jeremy Lamb waiting for? Does either point guard – Boatright or Napier – have a clue how to run the offense?
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