An outlook on the Huskies next season.
we still have no true center??
this is been 8 years still no center ?? LSU is number for a reason! they have a good center?
we get out rebounded all the time and do nothing about it??
Gino has to changes his ways,,
why we got no one off the transfer portal this year??
everyone else is trying very hard to do so ,, Gino wake up please, we need a good big girl
other teams are doing a better job then we are?? LSU UCLA SO CAROLINA !
There has been way too much emphasis in the recruiting over the last several years on backcourt and not enough on the front court . That in itself could be - besides the injury bug - the Achilles heel for a Final Four or national championship.
UConn should command the top spot in the Big East since none of the competition has a dominating front court presence. But against teams that have a strong , experienced front court of 6'5" or better will be the real test and the sooner that happens the better. The strategy against UConn will be to draw fouls on Edwards, mostly fake charging flops that for some strange reason always seem to go against the visiting team, (check out last years game at Providence when Edwards got into early foul trouble and ended up with single digit points because of questionable charging fouls.) Once she was on the sidelines the middle opens up and the other team changes to continual drives into the lane for points and/or fouls from an inexperienced and in some cases foul-prone replacements. Relying upon essentially first year and/or inexperienced players to help against an experienced team with a strong front court and back court like a LSU , SC or UCLA - and some other possibilities - is going to be the real test for whether UConn will succeed - and of course goes without saying whether the returning players can all stay healthy.
Good luck UConn women. We're with you all the way. Work hard. Play harder. Go Huskies!
on paper looks like a dynamic team with some great athletes. Lets see what it looks like during the middle of the season.
WHAT HAVE WE WON LATELY !!
ARE WE GOING TO WIN THIS YEAR !! NO !!
PAGE COME HERE WITH OUT A GOOD CENTER
SHE IS GOING TO LEAVE HERE WITH OUT A GOOD CENTER
HOW TIMES FLYS
WE CAN ONLY RECRUIT GUARDS WE CAN T FINSH THE TEAM,
Thanks DC. If the players stay healthy everything else will take care of itself, but can they? After the last two years we'll be holding our breath all season.
Where are the BIGS.
Where are the Bigs???????
RELAX....It will all come together.
And how do any of you know who Geno pursued anytime anywhere.
so you think Muhl starts
good job the fans know what the team needs !!
the team don t see it?? open your eyes !
Here’s hoping that the Huskies can pick up from the portal, at least one long, tall, athletic big, who can defend and hit midrange shots. Barring injuries, they’re backcourt is star studded, if not overcrowded, but as we’re seen in the recent past, once they get deep in the tournament, they’ve been overwhelmed by taller, more athletic front courts.
Brian, I agree with much of what you say. Olivia was a good center, but didn't seem to have to strength to dominate Centers her size who were stronger. Geno does a great job getting great players, but he's got to go after those high quality centers, because they are the ones who will win those tight games for you. Also, a low post scorer, rebounder, shot blocker makes the game easier for the rest of the team. This off season, we saw several quality Bigs in the transfer portal go to 'other schools'. Maybe Jana is going to shock us this year, and maybe Amari is putting in the off season work so that she, too, can be a major contributor. If so, maybe we can win it all with what we have. However, I would pursued one of the bigs, since there was one open scholarship, just to ensure my team's success.
I agree with the other commentators below - that the Storrs-Injury-Bug will be forefront in my mind, every time one of the players goes down. And yes - the team looks loaded for bear, but with Hailey V.L. going to LSU ..................... well, we'll get a taste in Nov.