Monday, March 08, 2010

History, either way, and a cautionary tale

Fifty-one minutes. That's how long we must wait for the start of the Big East Tournament semifinal between UConn and Notre Dame. It's bigger than the title game because a UConn win means this team stands alone with a new record 71-game consecutive win streak. A Notre Dame win is historic because it snaps the Huskies' record-tying streak.

Based on how the Irish played the first two times out against the Huskies I would call this game as well as the tournament's two remaining games anticlimactic.

Then again, recall in 2006-07 when UConn won at Rutgers, 70-44, to end the season but lost the tournament, 55-47.

It can happen. Just not likely. This Huskies team is better than its predecessor and Notre Dame isn't as good as Rutgers was then.

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