TheRoundUp 2/13: UConn falls as Drummond hurts ankle

The New Haven Register Blogs: UConn Men's Basketball Blog: Drummond Showed Toughness, Character
Indeed, after a poor first half, Drummond came out in the latter and established himself as a major presence down low. He scored eight of the Huskies’ first 10 points on a variety of dunks, spin moves even a couple of free throws. It all came about after some impassioned advice from the coaching staff at halftime.

UConn Notebook: Drummond Says Injury 'Killed' Momentum - Courant.com
The injury, even if its minor, came at a terrible time. Drummond, given the quality of the competition, had played perhaps his best six minutes of basketball. After a half-time talking-to, he resolved to go strong to the basket, and he scored seven quick points to raise his total to 13. "It killed everything," Drummond said. After the injury, he did not score.

As Drummond Goes, So Goes UConn's Future - Courant.com
Make no mistake, when Drummond plays like he did in first six minutes of the second half, UConn is a much more ferocious team. "I was really, really excited about Andre finally going to the rim like we know he can," Blaney said. "And more importantly, really posting in a good position and deep, we were able to get him the ball a number of times. He was phenomenal with how he did that."

Jeremy Lamb's Cold Hand Comes At Bad Time - Courant.com
Steve Sobel, who has coached Lamb in the Greater Hartford Pro-Am League, is known as "The Shot Doctor" and has worked with a number of NBA players and wrote the book "Top Shot - You're Guide to Greatness. He is as familiar with Lamb's shooting mechanics and mind-set and grows concerned as he watched, and offered a prescription. "Great shooters are more susceptible to shooting slumps," Sobel says, "because their mental and physical shooting skills are so finely calibrated that any little thing can affect the outcome of their shot. It is almost like saying that it doesn't take much to make a Mercedes run rough. They are finally calibrated as shooters."

OU women's basketball: Sherri Coale wants Sooners to focus on themselves, not Connecticut | NewsOK.com
"This one on Monday is all about us," Coale said just after Saturday's closer-than-expected victory against Missouri. "Connecticut will do what Connecticut does. They will be well prepared. They will fight and they will play hard and execute. That is who Connecticut is, that is what they will do.

UConn's Faris looks to make offensive impact - NewsTimes
Faris has failed to reach double figures in scoring in a season-high nine straight games (5.6). She has scored just 13 points (3-of-13 FG) in 95 minutes over the last three games, and she tied her season-low by attempting one shot in 29 minutes in Saturday's 80-38 rout of No. 14 Georgetown.

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