Eye of the Hurricane

April 5, 2010

UConn Women: Why so good?

Filed under: Uncategorized — jaymarshburn @ 10:54 am

Yesterday was a historic day in my life.

For the first time ever, I was somewhat interested in a women’s college basketball game not involving the Miami Lady Canes. Did this interest result in me watching the UConn-Baylor game in its entirety? No, but I did flip the channel over from the return of major league baseball to see if David could beat Goliath. Although I’m still kind of confused if Goliath was the right term considering the 6’8″ freshman phenom Brittney Griner of Baylor.

While Baylor was able to pull within 5 points of the mighty Huskies in the second half, the game still ended with another double digit UConn win, 70-50. The Bears put up a good fight, but they tired out early in the second half, allowing UConn’s Maya Moore to take advantage and trounce Baylor.

This game just further proved that UConn is in a league of their own. Their two best players, Moore and Tina Charles, played 38 and 39 minutes respectively, and looked like they could have played another game entirely when the buzzer sounded, unlike the Bears squad.

Is it UConn’s depth that makes them so great? In part, but like I said, their best players were on the floor all game, so that’s not really the answer.

Is it the coaching? Geno Auriemma definitely has the formula for success, but he still needs the talent on the court.

The simple answer is that UConn is just better than any of their opponents, in every aspect of the game. They’ll prove it again tomorrow night when they take on Stanford, who has lost to only one team in the past two years: the UConn Huskies.

The question isn’t why are they so good. The real question is where do they go from here?


1 Comment »

  1. I find it interesting that the biggest rivalry in baseball (perhaps all of sports) was relegated to ESPN2 whilst this game was on ESPN.

    Comment by joeyheld — April 6, 2010 @ 11:21 am | Reply

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