Connecticut Huskies head coach Dan Hurley went into his team’s game against the Arizona Wildcats with a plan. Apparently, he accomplished nearly all of it, save for the portion that resulted in a UConn victory.
“We were supposed to win this game,” coach Dan Hurley said, via The AP. “Brandon Williams, Brandon Randolph and (Justin) Coleman had 32 points combined. We felt if we kept them under 35, they had no chance of winning. This was a mistake game. You’ve got to eliminate the mistakes.”
UConn, now 6-2 on the season, is likely ahead of schedule as is. With Dan Hurley taking over after the program’s messy divorce from Kevin Ollie, most experts assumed it would take a recruiting class or two before the Huskies were back competing at a high level.
And yet, Dan Hurley already has UConn regularly in the mix during his first season at the helm. While losing a game one could argue the Huskies should have won, hanging around with a program like the Arizona Wildcats should probably be viewed as a net-positive.
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