Sunday, January 29, 2012

Game 2-6-74: Women's Basketball vs. South Florida

What: Women's Basketball vs. South Florida
When: Saturday, January 28, 2012, 1:00 PM
Where: XL Center
Result: Win 77-62

Well, this was certainly below our standards. We won by 15, but seriously, it should have been a lot bigger. For starters, the student section was practically empty. It probably had 100 people, if that. Not a very good showing. Geno would be ashamed of us. And he probably is.

Anyway, back to the game. At halftime, genuine panic filled the XL Center. The Huskies were "only" up by three. And the close game continued throughout much of the second half. Would the Huskies lose at home to a subpar team? Could it possibly happen? No. It couldn't. We managed to pull away.  A few baskets, a Bulls timeout, and a few more baskets, and this one might as well have been over. Tiffany Hayes and Stefanie Dolson were absolutely dominant, combining for almost 60 points. But the rest of the team really struggled. We need more support over the next few weeks with a tough schedule coming up.

On a personal note, I have now seen all but four Big East teams in men's or women's basketball. Rutgers and Seton Hall are two of them, though I will see them both on Saturday. The Scarlet Knights are the only Big East team I haven't seen in any UConn contest. West Virginia will have to wait until next year if they are still in the conference. As for St. John's, I'll see them on Saturday the 18th when their women come to Gampel. So here we go.

But really guys, do better than this. Students, come to games. Lady players, play better. We need to win.

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