TheRoundUp 11/11: Pitted against the Panthers

UConn Hosts Pitt Thursday In East Hartford - Courant.com
It could happen again. The Huskies can win another game Thursday night despite the odds and the hype.

The Day - Huskies look to knock Pitt from Big East perch
But unlike Oct. 29, when the Huskies rallied to upset West Virginia in overtime, UConn's cheering section will include six other Big East schools when first-place Pittsburgh arrives at Rentschler Field tonight (7:30, ESPN) for a pivotal conference game.

Pitt At UConn - Courant.com
What to look for: Watch the Huskies' defensive line. UConn has to be good here because the Panthers can be effective in the air as well as on the ground. The Huskies were gashed on the ground pretty soundly by West Virginia. Pitt is capable of doing more damage. Ray Graham, averaging nearly 100 yards, is an exciting player — one of many on the team.

Aging Jim Calhoun not ready to let go of UConn basketball program - Andy Glockner - SI.com
"I've put 25 years of sweat equity into this program. I love UConn," Calhoun said. "This is my adopted state and it's where I'm from now and plan to remain after, so I want to pass [the program] on with good, stable structure."

UConn men's basketball preview: 5 questions - Stamford Advocate
Regardless of how many of UConn's new faces are able to contribute, a lot rests on the shoulders of the team's junior point guard. Walker remains as quick as anyone in the nation and has an improved jump shot. But the Huskies don't have any other experienced scorers on their roster. That will make nearly every one of UConn's opponents focus on Walker.

The Day - Freshmen make impression
Walker, a 6-foot-1 freshman forward, finished with 22 points and 15 rebounds off the bench on 9-for-10 shooting and Hartley had 18 points and seven assists as top-ranked UConn beat Indiana University of Pennsylvania 100-41 at the XL Center.

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