Huskies Get in Gear

By David Scott - February 05, 2007

STORRS, Conn. - Using both the 3-ball and attacking the goal, UConn got out to a 22-21 lead with 4:00 left in the half. Marcus Johnson gave the Huskies the lead with a baseline drive and dunk that sent the Gampel crowd into a frenzy.

Syracuse re-assumed the lead, then gave it back over the final two minutes of the half. At the break, UConn leads, 28-27. Paul Harris and Demetrius Nichols lead Syarcuse with seven points each.

. . . This is about the fifth UConn game we've seen this season and it's by the far best AJ Price has played in any of those games. Price has 10 heading into the half and has been a catalyst for Jim Calhoun.

. . . Stay tuned during the half for some live-blogging of teh Ring of Honor ceremony. The University of will introduce its first class of men's basketball "Huskies of Honor" during a halftime ceremony that will be available live on a free webcast at

The three coaches to be honored in the men's basketball "Huskies of Honor" inaugural class include current head coach and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer Jim Calhoun, as well as former head coaches Hugh Greer (deceased) and Dee Rowe.

The 13-player "Huskies of Honor" inaugural class includes 12 members of the UConn Men's Basketball All-Century Team as well as 2004 NCAA National Player of the Year Emeka Okafor (2001-04). Joining Okafor as UConn All-Americans in the inaugural class of honorees will be Donyell Marshall (1991-94), Ray Allen (1993-96) and Richard Hamilton (1996-99).

Other former Husky stars in the inaugural class include: Walt Dropo (1942-47), Vin Yokabaskas (1948-52), Art Quimby (1951-55), Toby Kimball (1961-65), Wes Bialosuknia (1963-67), Tony Hanson (1973-77), Corny Thompson (1978-82), Clifford Robinson (1985-89), Chris Smith (1988-92).

Posted by David Scott at 07:34 PM on February 05, 2007

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