"It's a weird feeling, because last year no one cared to watch us besides our fans, but this year we have a lot of bandwagoners on our tail now," point guard Shabazz Napier said. "And it's fine with me
"Realistically, you've got to see him play," Nappier said. "He's a creature to be honest."
Not to pick on anyone, but I don't think UConn has been able to sneak up on anyone since the Dream Season. Even a couple of the off years we've had since then have featured NBA players, and the UConn name now carries enough cache that beating us in a down year causes players/fans to puff out their chests a little. Perhaps you could argue we snuck up on Virginia in 1993 when we beat them 77-38 coming off an NIT year, but Virginia wasn't a good enough program to allow themselves to be ambushed.