This is game #2 on the list of Top 10 games I attended in 2010-11. It should have been posted yesterday but I was out of town for a wedding. So here it is. Expect game #1 to be posted next Monday as usual.
What: Women’s Basketball vs. Baylor
When: Tuesday, November 16, 2011, 6:00 PM
Where: XL Center
Result: UConn 65 Baylor 64
This was my first game at XL Center, as my first few basketball games were all at Gampel. It was also the third women’s basketball game I attended, and the second regular season one. The first two were both blowouts, but I knew better than to expect the same here.
Due to an overloaded and late-departing bus as well as rush hour traffic, I only arrived in the arena about 15 minutes before the game started, and had difficulty finding the student section. And then I couldn’t see about half the court over the people in front of me and had to watch the game on the jumbotron.
But this was still an exciting game. Unfortunately, I neglected to make a post about it for some reason, though I did find it as #3 in the Top 10 games of Fall 2010 . This game was on the 24 hours of basketball marathon, one of ESPN’s more interesting ideas. I’m just glad we weren’t playing at 6 AM like Monmouth, although if it were at Gampel at that time I might have gone. Then again, probably not because I had 8 AM class on Tuesdays. Although the building was right next to the arena, but I doubt they’d let me bring my backback well whatever.
Back to the game. It was exciting throughout, with Baylor choosing not to foul at the end and ultimately getting the ball back down only by one but with only a few tenths of a second left. It didn’t work, and we won 65-64. Very exciting game although it was the closest we’ve come to losing on our home court in quite some time.
That’s all for now. Check back next Monday for game #1.