True. And I'm glad we didn't get hammered by Baylor at this point in the season. I'd like to think by year end we could be competitive against them. It's a big ask.We went 2-1 vs NCAA tourney teams and could have beat MSU. I don't think we were beating Baylor, but overall I'd say it was a productive trip.
Agree on the commentators - it was painful to listen to across three games. Second rate announcers at best. Come on ESPN - great lineup of teams in a great location and you could not send better announcers?!
Dykes is OK. He mostly does SEC games, so I would think this was probably the first time he’s called a UConn game. As far as Karl Ravech goes, It’s just strange hearing him call basketball since he is so synonymous with baseball.
I dont know - he seemed to just repeat himself too much and complain about things too much like he was a fan and not a broadcaster.
Just because we lat to M State and M State got blown out by Baylor...doesn't necessarily mean we would have lost to Baylor. Yes, Baylor is damn good and elite and dangerous....but we would've been pump after 2 victories over Auburn and M State (2 NCAA tourney bound teams anyway) getting ready to topple the 6 team in the country.True. And I'm glad we didn't get hammered by Baylor at this point in the season. I'd like to think by year end we could be competitive against them. It's a big ask.
Agree. Atlantis has now surpassed Maui as the premier November Tournament. Im sure travel has a lot to do with that. Maui Is great, but Paradise Island/Atlantis In the Bahamas is a great place as well, and It’s about 10-12 hours closer for most schools.This is now the best preseason tournament in the country, we'll be back
The officiating was awful, especially at the end of MSU and vs VCU (both opponents play physical FWIW)
People on this board like to live in magic world, so the fact VCU is an A-10 team with a 3-4 record, 2 quad 3 losses already on their resume, and a small number of chances for real quality wins going forward is irrelevant. They looked solid against us, so they’re going to make the tournament lol.VCU will not