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Old Dogs Roll Over

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Jim Calhoun’s team got blasted last night by St. John’s 73-51. It’s the kind of ass-whoopin’ that would make Hasheem Thabeet notice in between D-league games.

The next few weeks of UConn basketball could be huge for SU’s recruiting dominance in the Northeast from here on out.

We’ve all heard the buzz: Jim Calhoun is getting old, and although he lives inside Gampel Pavilion (and as The Fizz has noted is a cyborg) health does matters.

Kemba Walker says right now that he is staying at school, but how many times have we heard this lip service?

Not to mention the fact that Calhoun-bot 3000 already would prefer the game against the Johnnies to be last of ’09-’10.

“It was definitely embarrassing, especially how much we lost by. If we do go in the NIT and we’re going to play like that, I’d rather not.”

Right now at best, the Huskies lose Jerome Dyson, Gavin Edwards, and Stanley Robinson. Add in Walker, and the team is completely stripped.

The Fizz has mentioned that UConn owns the 15th best recruiting class in the land, but all of that is short term (Josh Selby and Brandon Knight’s recruitment is not over).

If Calhoun goes, the market could open up on a crapload of talented guys, especially bigs, who usually funneled to Storrs. With the way the Orange has been gaining market share, it couldn’t come at a better time.

Right now, let’s savor in the Huskies’ early exit: long live Norm Roberts!

A week where UConn goes home on Tuesday and SU may have a shot at beating Georgetown at third time: bliss.

The Fizz is owned, edited and operated by Damon Amendolara. D.A. is an ’01 Syracuse graduate from the Newhouse School with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.

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