Connecticut head coach Jim Calhoun knew heading into Wednesday's game that his struggling team, losers of three straight, needed some kind of spark to get things going. That meant shuffling the lineup, with Shabazz Napier and Alex Oriakhi being replaced as starters by Ryan Boatright and Roscoe Smith, and for a short time on Wednesday night the move paid off. UConn got out to a 13-7 lead at the first media timeout and generally played better basketball on the offensive end, which was likely the desired effect of the move.
"THE BATTLE OF THE CLASSES" SUPER 80
Friday September 30, 2011
Copper Canyon High School
9146 West Camelback Road, Glendale, AZ 85305
Top Players Confirmed to play:
Jaylen Jenkins, 6'3 (Mesa) 2015
Isaac Allen, 6'10 (Mesa) 2014
Kris Lamberson, 6'1 (AZ Lutheran) 2014
AD Hart, 6'2 (Tempe) 2014
Kodi Justice, 6'4 (Dobson/Arizona State verbal) 2014
Paul Watson, 6'6 (Paradise Valley/Ranked #49 on Rivals) 2013
Drew Bender, 6'5 (Pinnacle) 2013
Only 100 players will participate. Limited space is available as this is a competitive basketball event open to Junior College players, unsigned seniors and prep school students.
The 2009-10 season was a tough one for the Penn Quakers and their fans, as the 25-time Ivy League champions lost their first ten games (and 14 of their first 15) on the way to a disappointing record of 6-22 (5-9 Ivy). But a season with few highlights included Zack Rosen, Jack Eggleston and company handing eventual league champion (and Sweet 16 member) Cornell their first conference loss of the season, and with Jerome Allen beginning his first full season as head coach hope springs eternal.