TheRoundUp 2/25: Huskies lick their wounds

Marquette 74, No. 14 UConn 67 (OT) - UCONN | Men's Basketball
The lasting images of this mess, if you had to narrow it down to a few, were of Walker being swarmed, falling out of bounds, taking an ill-advised three-pointer and then finally throwing the ball into the hands of Marquette's Dwight Buycks in the closing seconds of regulation.

Time Out " Marquette 74, UConn 67, OT: the ugly wrap
All the Huskies had to do was hold the ball and shoot with about five seconds left or hope to get fouled by Marquette. Instead, a Kemba Walker turnover. Marquette layup on the other end. Overtime, Marquette win at the XL Center on Thursday night. Brutal.

Jeff Jacobs: Calhoun Is Missed In OT Loss To Marquette -
Associate head coach George Blaney would tell anybody that listened that everybody should pay heed to the masterful job Calhoun was doing managing all this green personnel alongside his green-money player. Blaney's message was, it ain't easy. That the big yelling, stomping head-coaching machine was doing a deft job of managing his lineup.

Niels Giffey And The UConn Rotation In Loss To Marquette - UCONN | Men's Basketball
Giffey was rewarded for his good play by associate head coach George Blaney with 21 minutes, the most he's played in 12 games. But that seemed to come at the expense of time for sophomore Jamal Coombs-McDaniel, who played 19 minutes but just two in the second half.

Biggest win of the season to date for MU - JSOnline
Darius Johnson-Odom was largely invisible for the first 39 minutes 55 seconds on Thursday night at the XL Center. He was anything but the rest of the way, though, as his layup with 5.3 seconds remaining sent the game into overtime, and his nine points in the extra period lifted the Marquette Golden Eagles to a much-needed 74-67 victory over the No. 14 Connecticut Huskies.

UConn's Maya Moore Talks About Pat Summit, Tennessee - Hartford Courant
I asked Maya what she thought of the idea that Summitt's decision not to play UConn anymore was somehow related to her decision to go to UConn. "If I put myself in her shoes, it doesn't sound like something I would do," Maya said. "I highly doubt I was the reason, although people do joke about it. It [losing recruits] happens, It's what you do as a college coach. You recruit elite athletes and you lose a lot of them to other places. You don't get everyone you want."

Maya Moore Named Academic All-American of the Year | NBC Connecticut
The latest bullet point on an already-impressive resume: Academic All-American honors for the third time in her career, and according to the press release, Moore is an "Individualized major with a 3.70 GPA … [and] the first University Division women's basketball player to repeat as Academic All-America of the Year."

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