UConn’s victory over Villanova certainly gives Syracuse the advantage heading into the February 27th matchup at the Dome.
While it was just mere hours ago SU fans (including us here at The Fizz) were bitching and moaning about blown calls and poor play, Villanova proved even the best of the Big East have an off night every once in a while.
This was a win UConn desperately needed. After the Huskies lost in Jim Calhoun’s first game back, he had this to say about scoring only 48 points against Cincinnati:
“I thought it was one of the worst performances I’ve had here at UConn in 24 years. I’m really incredibly disappointed by the performance, and I’m embarrassed by it, quite frankly.”
The UConn win just continues a streak of upset victories we’ve seen in the conference over the last week.
Rutgers beat Georgetown to possibly save Fred Hill’s job… for a few days.
St. John’s knocked off Louisville… we’re still trying to figure that one out.
And then the Cards topped the Orange on the road. We’re over it.
Because somewhere there’s a cosmic alignment of basketball gods that happened to string all of these losses together to make us ‘Cuse fans feel a little bit better. At least we weren’t the only ones to have to suffer through a painful upset defeat.
Kris Joseph summed it up pretty well on Twitter, “A lot of yall act like we can’t lose a game, like we are invincible or some (bleep). That’s funny cause I know half of yall can’t hoop anyway.”
Come on man, I definitely think the 6 points I dropped in B-league intramurals the other night counts for something.
The cliche of “Every Big East game being a tough one” is proving itself to be true.
So as much as it pains us after our little tissle with The UConn Blog, we have to thank the Calhoun-Bots for completing the trifecta of upsets, making ours just one of the pack, rather than the wild card standing out from the crowd.