Who? The Huskies of UConn. NOT the Lady Huskies; we all know what a lady husky is, and it ain't appropriate for television.
Where? Storrs, CT; "They used to call it Store, but then they built another one."
When? Tuesday the 9th in Hartford, CT
How? Just another day at the office; after letting West Virginia stay within 10 at the half, they held the Mountaineers to 12 second-half points to win 60-32.
Upset? No. UConn hasn't lost since George W. Bush was president. They finished Big East play three games ahead of West Virginia and Georgetown.
UConn leads the nation in scoring... defense. As high-octane as their offense is, and as slick as their passing is, their defense tends to get lost in the shuffle. But they harry their opponents into 30.7% shooting and hold them to 47.2 points per game. They are efficient. They are merciless. They are really, really good.
18.2 points, 8.4 rebounds, 4.1 assists, 2.1 steals, 51.2% shooting, and just over a block per game. The line of the conference player of the year? No, junior forward Maya Moore's statistics. It's senior center Tina Charles who won Big East Player of the Year, and who leads the team in scoring and rebounding with 18.6 and 9.4 respectively, shooting a blistering 64.7% from the field. And then there's the 11.9 points on 57.6% shooting of senior guard Kalana Greene. (Yes, guard. Yes, 57.6% shooting. And that includes some well-timed three-pointers.) And then there are the deep threats of sophomore guards Tiffany Hayes and Caroline Doty. And that guy on the bench with the smart mouth is a pretty nice asset to have; as much as Auriemma is known for his personality and his mouth, he's also an excellent coach who wrings the absolute last drop of greatness out of his players and plays the match-ups well.