In anticipation of the upcoming 2012-13 college basketball season, Rant Sports will take a look at some of the top plays, games and videos from the 2011-12 season to raise hype for another exciting year.
It turned out to be a disappointing season for UConn in 2011-12.
A top-10 team to begin the season, the Huskies struggled during Big East play, but did qualify for the NCAA Tournament. UConn was eliminated in the Round of 64 by Iowa State.
Back on Nov. 11 however, the Huskies started off the season with a bang, knocking off Columbia, 70-57.
Huskies’ athletic wing forward Jeremy Lamb took flight late in the second half with his squad building on a 15-point advantage with just under eight minutes remaining.
Lamb beat his initial defender off the dribble, exploding alongside the left wing and baseline. The Lions’ defense rotated over to Lamb, but it was too late.
Lamb rose and threw down a monster slam that ignited Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, Connecticut.
Lamb finished the contest with a career-high 30 points.
Despite a 12-1 start through the first half of the season, the Huskies went just 8-13 over the remaining course of the season. As college basketball fans are well aware of, UConn is banned from postseason play this season, including both the Big East and NCAA Tournaments due to low APR scores.
Following this news last spring, Lamb decided to declare for the 2012 NBA Draft. He was selected in the lottery with the No. 12 overall pick by the Houston Rockets.
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