Video: More Important For UConn Men’s Basketball To Defeat Faceless Opponents

While UConn Huskies men’s basketball coach Kevin Ollie would like to see his team “step on the neck” of the opposing teams to put them away, there’s something else he would rather see in the box score.

And that would be beating the faceless opponents (rebounds, assists, turnovers, etc).

Watch and/or listen below as Ollie and Rodney Purvis talk about defeating the faceless opponents and  stepping on the opponents’ necks.

Video: Cardiac Kemba Outdone By Another Former Husky, Rudy Gay

At the end of Monday night’s Charlotte Hornets vs Sacramento Kings game, former UConn Huskies legend Kemba Walker hit what he and his Hornets team thought was the winning shot with .7 seconds left.

That didn’t turn out to be the case though as another former Husky in Rudy Gay hit a buzzer beater on an alley-oop off an inbounds pass to tie the game and force overtime.

Walker and the Hornets would get the last laugh though as they wound up taking the win in overtime.

Video: UConn’s Daniel Hamilton Draws Comparisons To Magic Johnson

At 6’7″, UConn men’s basketball sophomore Daniel Hamilton has an advantage over shorter players who have to guard him. And when head coach Kevin Ollie has him bring the ball up, he uses that height as well as his passing ability to set up his teammates.

Through two games, Hamilton leads the team with 15 assists. After last night’s 85-66 win, New Hampshire head coach Bill Herrion compared to the great Magic Johnson.

Watch and/or listen below as Herrion, Ollie as well as Hamilton and Rodney Purvis talk about Hamilton’s passing abilities.

Video: UConn Men’s Basketball Depth Will Be Issue For Opposing Teams

Amida Brimah, Omar Calhoun, Kentan Facey, Phillip Nolan, Rodney Purvis (redshirt) all have been part of a national championship winning team during their time with the UConn men’s basketball team.

Two of the above five are starters (Brimah, Purvis) on the 2015-16 UConn Huskies men’s basketball team. The other three, Calhoun, Facey and Nolan, will come off the bench this season.

During the UConn men’s basketball season opening win over Maine, their depth was apparent especially to Maine’s head coach Bob Walsh. He was impressed at the quality of the depth with veterans guys who have bought into the role.

Watch and/or listen below as Walsh along with UConn men’s basketball coach Kevin Ollie talk about UConn’s bench experience and depth.

The UConn men’s basketball team is back in action tonight when they’ll host the New Hampshire Wildcats at Gampel Pavilion. Tip is scheduled for 7 p.m. and will be broadcast locally on SNY. You can also listen on the UConn IMG Radio Network.

2016 NCAA Men’s Basketball Rankings – Week 2 (Nov. 16)

The NCAA men’s basketball rankings are out for the week and the UConn Huskies have moved up one spot in the AP Poll to No. 19 while staying at No. 24 in the USA Today Coaches Poll. The North Carolina Tar Heels are No. 1 in both polls and are followed by the Kentucky Wildcats, […]