Tough loss last night for the UConn Huskies men’s basketball team as their 13-game winning streak was stopped by the DeJuan Blair and the Pittsburgh Panthers. Blair had a plan to attack Hasheem Thabeet in the middle last night and he did just that with 22 points and 23 rebounds. There was really no one who could stop him last night.
It was probably the most physical game I’ve seen in a long time for the Huskies. Of course the refs weren’t much help as they would let some physical stuff go but then call some touch fouls. Needless to say that’s not an excuse at all because while the Huskies had their moments, they were thoroughly outplayed at both ends of the court.
I can’t wait until March 7th when these two teams meet up again in Pittsburgh to close out the Big East regular season.
UConn men’s basketball links
Neill Ostrout of the Connecticut Post and David Borges of the New Haven Register have some postgame notes from last night’s loss.
Stopped By Pitt: Panthers muscle their way past No. 1 Huskies [New Haven Register]
Burly Pittsburgh rocks and socks UConn, Thabeet [New Haven Register]
Pitt triumphs in the board game [New Haven Register]
Pitt knocks down UConn [Connecticut Post]
The big fella torches Thabeet, UConn [Connecticut Post]
Huskies the next No. 1 to fall [Norwich Bulletin]
Blair’s physicality the difference [Norwich Bulletin]
Pitt hands UConn second loss [Hartford Courant]
Take a look at the flip side [Hartford Courant]
Pitt gets upper hand against Thabeet [Hartford Courant]
UConn men’s extras [Hartford Courant]
No. 4 Pitt overpowers No. 1 UConn [Waterbury Republican-American]
‘Other’ big man was incredible [Waterbury Republican-American]
Pitt sophomore handles Huskies’ big man [Waterbury Republican-American]
No. 1 Huskies meet their match [New London Day]
Pittsburgh wins battle of the boards [New London Day]
Physical Panthers were toughest on this night [New London Day]
Pitt shows UConn who’s really tough [NBCSports.com]
Blair flips script on Thabeet, UConn [ESPN.com]
Blair, Panthers handle No. 1 Connecticut [Pittsburgh Tribune-Review]
Pitt’s Blair Gives Up Inches, but Nothing Else, in Win Over No. 1 UConn [New York Times]
Panthers topple top-ranked UConn [Pittsburgh Post Gazette]
Blair’s effort an all-timer [Pittsburgh Post Gazette]
Pitt is Final-Four Ready [Pittsburgh Post Gazette]
View from the couch [John Silver’s UConn blog]
Clash of the titans [UConn Huskies basketball]
UConn women’s basketball links
Jim Fuller of the New Haven Register has some notes on the UConn women’s team.
Greene’s improved play paying off big [Norwich Bulletin]
Ketia Swanier on television [UConn ¦ Women’s Basketball]
Renee deserved her time [Connecticut Post]
UConn football links
Cody Brown training for NFL Combine [Hartford Courant]
Other UConn related links
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