We have a new, and unexpected, feature on the blog. Three regular season games and the Big East tournament remain, but the way things are going, I’d expect UConn to be on the edge of its seat for Selection Sunday.
So, will the Huskies’ bubble burst or will they be popping the bubbly?
Actually, will Alex Oriakhi, the only scholarship player old enough to legally pop the bubbly, be doing so?
Here’s UConn’s tournament resume as of Tuesday:
RECORD: 17-10 (7-8 Big East)
BEST WINS: at Notre Dame, vs. Harvard, vs. Florida State, vs. West Virginia
WORST LOSSES: at Rutgers, at Louisville (by 21), at Seton Hall, at Tennessee
REMAINING GAMES: vs. No. 2 Syracuse, at Providence, vs. Pittsburgh
WHAT THEY’RE SAYING:
*ESPN: “Napier’s 3 was the shot of the Huskies’ season. Without it, UConn would have lost the ninth game in its last 13, the eighth in its last 10. With it, UConn’s suddenly shaky at-large profile avoided another ugly ding. Now Connecticut has a chance to turn things around: Syracuse comes to town Saturday. A win there would settle the agonizing over this team’s apparent collapse, not to mention the chance that it could miss the tournament. Is this the start of a turnaround?”