We'll find out a lot about this Irish team tomorrow. The Huskies will be ready to go after dropping a road contest to Cincinnati on Wednesday.
Pomeroy Ranking- 41st
Record- 9-3 (0-1)
Best Win- Harvard (ranked 74th)
Worst Loss- Cincinnari (ranked 61st)
Pomeroy Prediction- UCONN 83-74
#11 Jerome Dyson- 20.2 PPG, 5.4 RPG, 4.8 APG, 32.1% 3PA- The Huskies' MVP so far. He's stepped into a much bigger role this season and contributes all over the floor. To stop him, it's best to give him a little room to shoot on the wing. Don't let this guy beat you off the dribble. Also averages 3.3 turnovers a contest, one of the weaknesses for this team.
#21 Stanley Robinson- 17.4 PPG, 7.3 RPG, 57.1% 3PA- Another guy who has really improved this year. Doesn't shoot a lot from the perimeter, but he has been hitting them when open. 7-11 in his past three games.
#15 Kemba Walker- 12.9 PPG, 6.1 APG, 41.4% 3PA- The sophomore floor general has doubled his assist output with the graduation of A.J. Price. His scoring output has lessened a bit in the last couple of weeks, after a couple 20 point games in the beginning of the year.
Block the most shots in the country, even without the overrated 7'3" behemoth.
Along with that, they play great defense inside the arc, but allow a reasonable three-point percentage (93rd in the country).
Allow the fifth-fewest free throw attempts per shot, another result of their shot-blocking prowess.
Friday, January 01, 2010
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