The University of Connecticut Huskies beat the Seton Hall University Pirates earlier today in a Big East Conference battle, which is amazing since Seton Hall hasn’t been relevant since P.J. Carlesimo was their head coach. This game would have been closer, but the Pirates just don’t have the depth the Huskies have.
What else didn’t help the Pirates is that two players didn’t score at all, and one was a starter that played for 22 minutes. Additionally, the Huskies are a far larger team, and while having four guards on the court might give a speed edge, but you need the balance of size and speed. The Huskies got sloppy in the final eight minutes of the first half and blew a 13-point lead, however, they would rally back and ultimately win. The heart of the Pirates has to be admired as Fuquan Edwin, playing with a sprained ankle, added 19 points as well and Aaron Crosby had a career-high of 25 points.
While the Huskies won’t likely go deep into the big dance as they did under old head coach Jim Calhoun this season, they could rebounding much sooner than later despite all the sanctions they also got into. They are in the middle of the pack of the Big East currently, and could really be making a statement against some teams starting as soon as next season.