I will be honest going into last nights game I wasn't sure what to expect. I could just as easily see us winning and losing that game against UCONN. It was very key to start off this 3 game stretch with a huge win though. Of course the haters are going to say UCONN isnt even ranked in the top 25 but they have a SOS of 1-3 (depending on where you look) and their RPI is right at 21 so they were far from a push over.
The most important thing is now we have 4 days off before the game in Morgantown which I would bet my house on will be an adventure in some shape or form seeing how we ALWAYS get screwed there. Being able to play UCONN's top 5 defense (it was in the first half) will certainly help prepare us for the WVU tough physical play that we will see on Saturday. Prediction of how we get screwed this year: Siva has a steal but some how the ref is 'conviantly' in the way and Siva loses control of the ball out of bounds.
Then of course we are home for yet another quick turn around to play Syrcause who, lets just be honest, we have owned the past few years. This Syracuse team will be a bigger challenge than those in years past. Not only are they the class of the Big East but I think they are the best team in college basketball. But I think Angel Nunez will be the X factor in this game like Marra was a few years ago. They will focus on C Smith and Kuric so we will need Russ 'I never met a shot I couldn't make' Smith and Angel to shoot well that day. My bet is we take between 30-35 3 point shots that game.