Well, the first loss of the Kevin Ollie era is upon us, a frustrating 66-60 contest against the New Mexico Lobos. Like the previous two games in the tournament UConn didn't play up to their potential and let their opponent hang around, the difference is this time they couldn't pull it out in the end. Shabazz Napier had another outstanding game, but that was balanced out by a very disappointing performance from Tyler Olander, who fouled out in 12 minutes without a single rebound and with only two points.
All told though, it's tough to be that upset about the loss. If you told me at the start of the year UConn would be 4-1 I would have taken it in a heartbeat. When you combine the questions about the lineup with the massive amount of travel and odd start times, it's frankly a surprise the loss didn't come earlier. UConn lost, but it doesn't mean things aren't off to a great start.