UConn basketball brings back the fire


If you are a UConn basketball fan, you know that the fire is back. The Huskies are 9-3 to this point.. However, they have won the games they are supposed to and other than the upset of Syracuse lost the ones they were expected to.

Today, a chance to make a statement as they play Jay Wright and the defending National Champs from Villanova. Dan Hurley hopes his team is ready.

Close early Sidney Wilson on the break and jam,15-11 UConn.

Christian Vital for 3 vital with 18 UConn ties it. 

Alterique Gilbert 3 gives them the lead, Gilbert with 14.

When Jalen Adams scores here, UConn up 30-25.

But Nova scores the last 5 of the half booth with the 3, 30 all at the Hals.

2nd half, Wildcats go wild. They score 19 straight Joe Cremo with the 3 as UConn falls to 9-4, 81-58. The final next up AAC play and South Florida January 2nd.

James Jones and his Yale basketball team. Taking on former Simsbury and St. Thomas more prep star EJ Crawford and his Iona Gaels.

Bulldogs lead it 48-31 at half. 2nd half, EJ drive to the hoop, he leads Gaels with 23.

But down the other end, Reynolds nails the 3 as Yale pulls away to the 99-84 victory. They have won 6 of their last 7.                     

Former Sacred Heart Star Mustapha Heron and his undefeated. St. John’s team hosting Sacred Heart.

Early going all Johnnies. On the break Mustapha, the basket and three point play St. John’s by 5.

Pioneers down 53-38 at the half. St. John’s pulls away in the second half, Pioneers play hard, but fall 104-82.

Local Men’s Scores

Central        93
Maine          90

Stony Brook    73
Quinnipiac       76

Fairfield                     63
New Hampshire     57

Hartford      67

The top ranked UConn women sure did look vulnerable. The other night at Oklahoma were so close to losing their first of year. That’s what will happen when Katie Lou Samuelson is not at the top of her game. 

Geno hoping that the Huskies don’t get in a big hole like they did at Oklahoma the other night. 

Katie Lou Samuelson playing better here. The jumper, 38-32 UConn at the half. 2nd half, on break Megan Walker to Williams Vor, the layup. Williams with 13, UConn by 10. UConn moves to 10-0, 76-66

To Hockey now, the Sound Tigers in Charlotte where this guy is fired up.

Sound Tigers don’t give up. Scott Eansor on the breakaway with his 3rd of the year. Sound Tigers Fall 3-1

Wolf Pack in Rochester, 1st period, Matt Beleskey the shot, Peter Holland the rebound 1-0. Holland will get another. Pack lead 2-0 after one they cruise to a 5-1 victory.

Rangers in Toronto, late 2nd period down 1-0. Neal Pionk from the right point .The blast ties it at 1-1.

3rd Period was wild. Just over a minute in a scramble. Out front, Andreas Johnsson would be credited with the goals, 2-1 Leafs. Toronto would end up beating the Rangers 5-3.

Bruins and Predators at the garden. 3rd Period tied at 2, Bruins work it around David Patrnak to Brad Marchand, the one timer scores 3-2. Bruins win it 5-2.

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