Considering what UConn lost, playing (even at home) the #7 team in the country even is very positive. Not sure their missing starter and Purvis/Calhoun are a wash but it's close. There was a lot of improvement from the previous games this year all around. There were also two glaring issues 1) Brimah and Cassell had lousy shooting games. Brimah you can credit Texas and his ability being still low but Cassell should shoot better when open. If he can't might as well give those threes to Facey (because why not). Cassell isn't Giffey but he's better than that. 2) transition defense (as noted by everyone with eyes).