TheRoundUp 2/2: Do you have answers? Because UConn doesn't

UConn Misses Out In 58-44 Loss To Georgetown - Courant.com
It wasn't a last-second shot that missed this time. It was a whole lot of them. Two-pointers … three-pointers … shots in the paint. Pick the spot, and the Huskies likely missed a shot from it, open or not, on Wednesday night. "It's mind-boggling," Ryan Boatright said, after UConn lost to Georgetown, 58-44, at the Verizon Center, "when shots aren't falling like that."

Hollis Thompson, Georgetown Hoyas beat Connecticut Huskies - NCAA Basketball - SI.com
Failing to execute offensively, and the inability to consistently knock down open shots, is something that will come and go. Players and teams go on cold streaks, and those cold streaks can be amplified when going up against a well-prepared defensive game plan. UConn's three most dangerous perimeter scorers -- Lamb, Shabazz Napier and Ryan Boatright -- combined to go 4-31 from the field on Wednesday. That's not going to happen to often. The more glaring issue, however, is UConn's effort level. The frustrations that come with missing shots is carrying over into other aspects of the game, be it attention to detail on the defensive end or the willingness to get on the floor for a crucial loose ball. As Calhoun put it, UConn's struggles lie with "their will and their want." It's why the overwhelming sentiment concerning this stretch for the Huskies is that they have given up.

The New Haven Register Blogs: UConn Men's Basketball Blog: 'Back to the Drawing Board' for UConn
Oriakhi went scoreless with one rebound and attempted exactly one shot all night. That shot? A dunk attempt that somehow wedged between the rim and the basket. And Napier. Oh, Napier. He went 0-for-9 with one point and has now missed 17 straight shots from the floor. His body language wasn't much better tonight, either. "I expect a lot more out of him, an awful lot more – including body language," said Jim Calhoun.

UConn signs 19 players, another 5 enrolled early - Boston.com
Nineteen players signed letters of intent on Wednesday. The recruiting class also includes five players who enrolled in school early, and a walk-on. Pasqualoni said he would have liked to have added another cornerback and an interior defensive lineman, but feels the team addressed key needs at quarterback receiver, kicker and linebacker.

UConn Football Coach Paul Pasqualoni Introduces His 25 New Huskies - Courant.com
The Huskies scored in their backyard with Cochran, the two-time Gatorade State Player of the Year, and with 6-2, 319-pound center Rennick Bryan, another versatile player who could someday play guard. "Casey is very, very passionate about the game," Pasqualoni said. "When we had him in camp I thought he played fast. I thought he anticipated very, very well. I thought he got the ball out of his hands very quickly. Now, from a fundamental standpoint, he's a young player. He needs to work on, like they all do, fundamentals and techniques and footwork. He seems to be able to handle information very well. I just like how quick he got back and anticipated things and threw the ball to the open guy. We're hopeful that we'll see that as we go through spring practice."

UConn Football Officially Welcomes 25 To The Program - Courant.com
Here's the complete list of recruits who have committed to UConn. Text has been provided by the UConn sports information office.

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