February 28th, 2011 (Game 59): Women’s Basketball vs. Syracuse


What: Women’s Basketball vs. Syracuse

Where: Gampel Pavillion

When: Monday, February 28, 2011, 7:30 PM

Result: Win, 82-47

This was an amazing night. Maya Moore’s last regular season game in her career, and what a night it was to honor her. Aside from the fact that it took the PA Announcer a full three minutes to read off her accomplishments and awards, the Huskies dominated this game like they have so many others over her career. In fact, nobody currently in the Big East has beaten the Huskies. That’s amazing.

Here’s a question… Why do the Syracuse Orange wear blue? The men’s basketball wears orange, but the football and women’s basketball wear navy blue. Shouldn’t they be called the Syracuse Navy then? Or the Syracuse Dark Blue? It just makes no sense. Then again, why do the UConn Huskies wear blue? Have you ever seen a blue husky? Or a purple one for that matter, like U Washington wears? But at least Husky isn’t a color. Orange, by definition, is orange. You could paint a Husky blue, I suppose. But you can’t paint Orange blue, or it’s blue now. Ridiculous.

Anyway, Maya scored 22 points in the first half but didn’t play much in the second half. It’s a shame, too. She could have absolutely dominated this contest. And what a way that would have been to go out. But we’ve still (hopefully) got three Big East Tournament games in Hartford, and (almost) certainly two NCAA Tournament games at Gampel. On a side note, I did purchase student tickets for the first two NCAA rounds, so I will be attending those games. Whether I attend the other game on the first day (Sunday) remains to be seen, depending on which one is first and who is playing. Stay tuned.

Saturday is Men’s Basketball Senior Day, and after that I go on Spring Break, and will return to campus on Selection Sunday. I will post a schedule for the week after break sometime soon, probably during break. Until then, stay tuned!

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