Thursday, November 25, 2010
UConn continued their absolute domination of the NCAA Maui Invitational tonight. After struggling with the lowly Wichita St, UConn defeated #2 ranked Michigan State for a spot in the finals. Their opponents? Another top-10 team in #9 Kentucky. I bet John Calipari didn't expect the ass-whooping of a lifetime when his boys laced up the Nikes last night, going down 21 points at halftime.
UConn won by a final score of 84-67, led by guard Kemba Walker's 29 points and 6 assists. UConn moves to 5-0 on the year, and is in a great position to break the top-25. What sealed the victory was the late first half 21-2 run by the Huskies, all but obliterating the spirits of the Wildcats. Uconn made that extra pass, took smart shots, and battled it out on the defensive end, while Kentucky struggled to make a coherent play.
Walker received MVP honors in the game, proving himself as the leader of this year's Huskies. Walker and Co. will play New Hampshire next Tuesday at home.