The thrilling victory at Texas was in the rearview. Kemba Walker's game-winner and Roscoe Smith's inexplicable heave were all over ESPN. The Huskies were back in a good place, and back home to face overmatched Rutgers.
The last time the Huskies returned home from a thrill ride, the Maui Invitational, they were rather flat against New Hampshire. They were rather flat against Rutgers, too, but not for long -- and the defense never waned. This victory left Jim Calhoun satisfied and new Scarlet Knights coach Mike Rice calling out players for quitting.
From the newspaper of Jan. 12, 2011
By MIKE ANTHONY
HARTFORD -- The way UConn blitzed Rutgers early in the second...