TheRoundUp 12/1: Basketball struggles, football doubted

UConn Avoids Upset With Walker Scoring 30 - Courant.com
"Last week is last week," Calhoun said, clearly agitated and continually tapping his finger on the table during a postgame press conference. "Gone. Forgotten. Hallelujah. More importantly, I won't forget how poorly we played [Tuesday]."

Jeff Jacobs column: Huskies Can't Be Saved From Calhoun's Wrath - Courant.com
Well, as with many return trips to Hawaii, the honeymoon is over. The good news at Gampel is that it was a W, a seven-point win for the No. 7 team in the nation. Oh, Walker continued to play like the best player in the nation. He scored 30 more points. But the Huskies also got outrebounded, allowing 18 offensive rebounds. They combined for only seven assists. They allowed 8-for-16 shooting from the three-point line.

UConn's Inside Game Playing Thin Behind Alex Oriakhi - Courant.com
No player stepped up as Oriakhi sat 12 minutes in the first half with foul trouble and UConn struggled mightily on the glass.

West Virginia is Big East's best BCS bet - Big East Blog - ESPN
Sorry, Connecticut fans. It's nothing personal. But in the best interests of the Big East, the Huskies need to lose a game.

Learning to love (or live with) UConn, - Dr. Saturday - NCAAF  - Yahoo! Sports
By most measures, it's barely an above-average team even according to Big East standards. In fact, compared to the last four years, it's average even by most UConn standards.

Huskies prepare for major step forward - Big East Blog - ESPN
So there's no need to think too much about the bigger picture or unprecedented accomplishments. Connecticut just needs to find a way to beat the Bulls, and the rest will take care of itself.

UConn says it's earned shot at BCS game
"Ever since I've been at UConn, we've always had our backs against the wall and we've always been out there trying to prove ourselves," said Zach Hurd, an offensive tackle and team captain. "This is just another one of those games."

Randy Edsall Rumor Mill works overtime again - York Dispatch
Another college football regular season is winding down. That can only mean one thing. The Randy Edsall Rumor Mill starts to work overtime.

The Day - For UConn, Big East schedule starts now | News from southeastern Connecticut
"Ideally, you’d love to have it in January or February, play all these games in January or February," Geno said of the conference schedule. "Given what we’re trying to do non-conference, there’s really no way to avoid it, especially when you’re trying to finish in time for the Big East tournament. There’s just not enough weeks in the calendar."

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