Golden Eagles Jump Out on Sloppy Huskies

By David Scott - January 10, 2007

STORRS, Conn. - Marquette burst out to a 8-1 lead after four straight UConn turnovers. The turnovers necessitated mass substitutions from an incensed Jim Calhoun who had used 10 players by the time the game was 2:01 old.

UConn’s first field goal didn’t come until the 16:42 mark (jumper by Jeff Adrien).

At the first media timeout, with 15:49 left in the half, MU led 8-5 as Uconn appeared to be suffering from greasy, or cold, fingers. The Huskies have six turnovers in 4:21 and Marquette has converted those into six points.

. . . Both clubs opened in man-to-man defenses.

. . . Hasheem Thabeet was taken out 40 seconds into the game after registering his first foul. He was replaced by Jonathan Mandeldove. Thabeet then picked up his second foul with 16:14 left in the half on an offensive charge call. He was immediately taken out of the game again. With him on the bench, MU will be able to attack the rim a bit more freely.

. . . The game started with two quick turnovers - one per side - within the first 27 seconds of play.

Posted by David Scott at 07:17 PM on January 10, 2007

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