Don't get too excited, but...

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  1. UConn990411

    UConn990411

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    The frontcourt that's been unfairly bashed all season (by me) is starting to look fairly strong.

    Facey is having a Gavin Edwards-esque senior season, and Brimah seems to be rounding into form after his bad start. Off the bench, Enoch and Durham keep swapping who feels like having a productive night, but that's really all you need from your sophomore and freshman posts.

    Vance Jackson might be the biggest difference maker, though. Again, I don't want to overreact to a small sample size, but having a versatile forward is almost like having two players. With such a short bench, his emergence is YUGE.
     
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  2. fleudslipcon

    fleudslipcon We are still UConn!!

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    Good thing we import bigs from other countries cause UConn coaches can't develop bigs. :cool:
     
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  3. uconngb

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    Howard??
     
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  4. superjohn

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    Who is Howard?
     
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  5. gtcam

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    More like a Hilton Armstrong stat senior season for KF
    I still think the fact that Ham not coming to UConn has helped both VJ and RP because now they don't have to worry about PT - I have a feeling that weighed on them in particular
     
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  6. Jaker

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    SE had a solid game
     
  7. Penfield

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    Facey was a beast tonight.
     
  8. UConnSwag11

    UConnSwag11 Storrs, CT The Mecca

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    Wtf is Howard?
     
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  9. UConn990411

    UConn990411

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    *Durham.

    It's 11 pm after a long work day, you *ing nerds.
     
  10. upstater

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    Temple beat West Virginia and Florida St.? Wow.
    Must have been on fire from 3.
     
  11. HuskyFich

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  12. uconngb

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    Will give you a pass, although Howard from Durham is interesting!
     
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  13. Jaker

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    With Vance at the 3, the team is really LONG
     
  14. upstater

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    Juwan Howard.
     
  15. UConn990411

    UConn990411

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    Haha, for sure. I was looking through NBA stats right before writing this post.
     
  16. superjohn

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    Enoch still doesn't really know how to play but I firmly believe on the offensive end it's just a matter of time. No clue when it will happen but at some point it will click. He is built like a Clydesdale and when it clicks he will be drop stepping for easy hoops, hook shots, and just bullying people.
     
  17. fleudslipcon

    fleudslipcon We are still UConn!!

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    I can tell you I was excited. Ran up and down stairs between tv and computer (not a fan of laptops) two and three steps at a time during timeouts entire game. And I'm approaching 70 but today I feel like twenty. booyah!
     
  18. Okafour rings

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    Facey has improved even from the start of this season...something has just clicked with him recently. He's a more aggressive rebounder, has developed a nice fade-away jumper, and doesn't lose the ball as much as he used to.
     
  19. intlzncster

    intlzncster i fart in your general direction

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    This is the enthusiasm this board needs.
     
  20. fleudslipcon

    fleudslipcon We are still UConn!!

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    I was pumped all day and it wasn't from watching the gals get #90. Mrs Fleud kept her distance from me if you catch my drift. Just felt like things could be moving in the right direction. Little did I know the football news would be as incredible as it was. Hope things continue.
     
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  21. nomar

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    Dad?
     
  22. King Husky

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    I've been saying all year that Facey would emerge this season in the same way Hilton Armstrong did his senior year, and people here said I was insane!

    But if you just look at what he is capable of as a basketball player, forgetting about consistency, you'd have to figure he would get the consistency part down during his senior year. Great to see. And apparently Fran Dunphy agrees! I was really glad to hear an opposing coach say that about Facey.
     
  23. intlzncster

    intlzncster i fart in your general direction

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    This can be read one of two ways. You old horndog.
     
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  24. Chin Diesel

    Chin Diesel Power of Love

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    I hate having to clean up low hanging fruit.

    Who is Howard??? Uh, I don't know, a duck??

    [​IMG]
     
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  25. Marbles90

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    Their top scorer was 1-10 from 3 tonight. He is 42% on the season and missed a ton of wide open looks from 3. He hits a few of those and it's a different game.
     
  26. Kitaman

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    I'm just waiting for the day the refs make a call against Brimah for excessive grunting.
     
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  27. HuskyNan

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    It wasn't luck that Enechionyia missed those shots:

    Opening Statement [by Kevin Ollie]

    "I thought it was a good win, I think the guys did a good job of setting the tone early. It all started with good defense especially by Amida Brimah. We held Obi Enechionyia to three for 17 that was our key going into the game. I thought we executed on the offensive end and made buckets. Yet again we out rebounded a team which was another major key for us. We got to the free throw line and had our best free throw performance of the year. The team is improving and that is what I like to see."

    post game presser
     
  28. EROCK CONN

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    It's good to know that we finally found someone to step up and fill the void left by Josh Brown.
     
  29. Hankster

    Hankster What do I know.

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    I agree. Enoch does have a nice lefty hook and step back shot. Problem is his short comings are over shadowing that. I have seen him make those shots all year. He will come along. I thought he lost weight compared to last year.
     
  30. imno1

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    Yes and if we hit our 3s earlier in the season it's a different season. But we didn't