Highlight of the Night

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Agree on the highlight.

Lowlight had to be Gaffneys first collegiate attempt resulting in Carton picking up his second foul.
 
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Agree on the highlight.

Lowlight had to be Gaffneys first collegiate attempt resulting in Carton picking up his second foul.
But he only missed the rim by about 3 feet.
 

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Agree on the highlight.

Lowlight had to be Gaffneys first collegiate attempt resulting in Carton picking up his second foul.
Honestly the lowlight was Gaffney’s perfect impression of a chair on defense. I don’t think we need him to score much but he has to be our backup PG and we do need D.
 
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But he only missed the rim by about 3 feet.
Also loved Carlton’s block resulting in a shot clock violation and Carlton getting all fired up! We need to see more of that emotion from him this year!
 
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Highlight to me was the overall defensive tenacity. Haven't seen that in many, many years. Steals, blocked shots, aggressive switching, challenged shots, dribbler pestering/aggression, etc... Far from perfect (1st game) but it will certainly get even better as the season progresses. Without that the game would have been much closer.

I also saw a lot of mobile athletes (particularly our bigs) allowing substitutions of fresh bodies with no let down. Right now I care more about Bouknight's defensive play than offense. That is a huge change of mindset for this UConn fan.

Hurley is seeking a defensive identity which itself invokes fear and respect in opponents. His players seem to have brought in to that.
 

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My highlight was Vital's 3/4 court assist to Carlton.
My lowlight was Vital's entire first half.
 
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Gaffney missed close to a month of practice, Hurley basically said it's the biggest disappointment of the preseason.
 
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I think the best play was Sid shot fake at the foul line, dish to Akok for reverse almost dunk...showed Sid has learned to slow the game down a bit
 
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Vital D reading and picking off a SH full court pass and turning it into a fast break going the other way. AG wrap around to Carlton. Tough defense by Adams. Hope JB and JG will help our outside shooting.
 
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