Joe D's Notebook: The End Of The RoadFor all but one team in the NCAA tournament, the season ends with disappointment. The end for the UConn Huskies came Saturday night in Des Moines when they were knocked out by Kansas 73-61 in Round Two of the South Region.
Joe D's Notebook: Taming The BuffaloesThe motto of the NCAA tournament is survive and advance. That is exactly what the UConn Huskies did Thursday afternoon in round one of the South Region against Colorado.
Joe D's Notebook: A Wild Weekend In O-Town23 miles north of Walt Disney World, the Amway Center is the new Magic Kingdom for Husky Nation. That’s where the 2016 UConn men punched their ticket for the NCAA tournament with three wins in three days at the American Athletic Conference Basketball Tournament.
UConn Huskies 9th Seed In The SouthThe UConn Huskies will dance in March. The Huskies are seeded 9th in the South region of the 2016 NCAA Basketball Tournament. Up first for the Huskies 8th seeded Colorado Buffaloes out of the PAC 12 Conference. They will play Thursday in Des Moines
The UConn Huskies Win AAC TournamentThe UConn Huskies made sure they were going to get a ticket to the NCAA Tournament by winning the AAC Tournament in Orlando, FL. The Huskies defeated 6th seeded Memphis 72-58.
Joe D's Notebook: Running Over The BullsI didn’t know what to expect in Tampa. The UConn men played so poorly in Cincinnati , I didn’t know if there would be a hangover. And watching USF tear up Memphis, I thought the Bulls would present a stiff challenge. Wrong , wrong , wrong.
Joe D's Notebook: Random ThoughtsSo the big four game stretch is over for the UConn Men. Two wins, both at home, two losses, both on the road. Now time for some thoughts.
Joe D's Notebook: No DeJa VuThe Huskies played good, sometimes great basketball for the majority of both games. But not for a full 40 minutes, not even for 35.
Joe D's Notebook: Temple Of Dome, Chapter TwoIt looked for the longest time on Thursday night that the UConn men would get their biggest four game stretch of the season off to a successful start. But then, it changed and in the end, it was a demoralizing 63-58 loss.
Joe D's Notebook: Pirate TreasureFor the first time in a month, the UConn men were back in the friendly confines on Gampel Pavilion on Sunday. And like the last time, the offense was in high gear in an 85-67 win over East Carolina to continue the recent upswing in their play.
Joe D's Notebook: Taming The TigersWhat changed? UConn attacked, attacked, attacked.
Joe D's Notebook: The Return Of The Big FellaThe most significant moment of UConn’s 67-41 demolition of UCF on Sunday came just 3 ½ minutes in. That’s when Amida Brimah returned to action for the first time since December 12th. Whether it was a coincidence or not, lots of the Huskies moving pieces looked better.