Leader of the Band
- Aug 27, 2011
...and this team really starting to come together started the minute AG hit the floor against Tennessee. It then became about playing UConn basketball with passion, pace, precision, and energy. Very exciting. Now, let's bring it every second for the rest of the season.
Jordy - I'm going to expand your timeline and say the change started with the Baylor loss. A loss can be a great learning tool in the right hands. Geno & CD are the right people. I think I read some article that the team itself was not happy at all with their performance against Baylor.
Next game was Houston. Not a tough opponent but look at the box score. Anna had starter's minutes. Molly, Aubrey & Evelyn got decent minutes. And we won the 4th quarter. Memphis - not a pretty game. Outscored in the 1st quarter, won out the rest of the game. Tulsa - blow out but big games for Anna & Aubrey. Assists up and turnovers down. Tennessee - fought back from being down at the half. Delivered the knockout punch early in the 3rd. Big game for Aubrey and Liv starting to return to form. ECU - Anna explodes! Team USA - played the pros even for 3/4 of the game.
Over this 6 game stretch, defense upped its game. The offense started to flow. Anna broke out and started draining 3's. Aubrey solidifys her spot with solid defense and crashing the boards. The team showed its self to be able to fend off the physicality of others and play physical itself. We have at least a 7 player rotation and possibly the inclusion of Molly and Evelyn for a 9 player rotation.
And you are right - very exciting.