By Justin Patrick @calling_allfans on March 18, 2014
The Men’s NCAA Tournament bracket was released Sunday night. The UCONN Huskies will face St. Joseph’s in their first game on Mar. 20. If the Huskies win, they will face the winner of Villanova and Milwaukee on Mar. 22. The Huskies made it to the finals of the American Athletic Conference Tournament, losing to Louisville 71-61. Who are the five most important players on UCONN who can help the Huskies make a deep run in the NCAA Tournament?
Brimah is a 7-foot, 217-pound center for the Huskies. Heaverages 4.3 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game, playing 16 minutes per game on average. There will probably be multiple times during the tournament that UCONN is glad they have Brimah to help alter shots and get a much-needed rebound.
Giffey is 6-foot-7, 204-pounds and plays both guard and forward for the Huskies. This season he is averaging 8.5 points and 3.4 rebounds while playing 23.4 minutes per game. He is a senior and having someone with experience can only help in the tournament.
Boatright is a 6-foot, 168-pound guard for UCONN. He is playing 31.6 minutes per game this season and has averaged 11.8 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.5 steals.
Daniels is a 6-foot-9, 195-pound forward for the Huskies. He averages 12.5 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game while playing 28.1 minutes this season.
No surprise here. Napier is by far the most important player on UCONN. He is a 6-foot-1, 180-pound guard. Napier is averaging 17.4 points, 5.9 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 1.7 steals while playing 34.9 minutes per game. The fact that Napier is a senior could help the Huskies if they find themselves in a tough spot during the NCAA Tournament.
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