Tuesday, January 15, 2008

It's one more on the road for the Huskies, who will play their fourth road contest in its last five games when it plays at Syracuse tonight.

These four games (Villanova, Purdue, Louisville and Syracuse) serve as good tests for UConn. Nat in the sense that they are expected to be close games, but games that present different challenges that have to be confronted away from Storrs or Hartford.

The Orange, who even if they lose every remaining game, will have one of its better seasons, have begun to make some strides in the highly competitive Big East. They made a jump this season and with a young team and a highly regarded recruiting class.

Tonight, they will start three players who score better than 10 points a game and their top reserve happens to be their second-leading scorer. Should this worry UConn? Of course, but so should have West Virginia's four players scoring in double-figures and we all saw what happened there.

Meg Bulger had an awful game, Tina Charles dominated in the paint and the Mountaineers had no answer to Maya Moore. In reality, those nights from Charles and Moore are typical and most teams lack the talent to respond.

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