Retreating to the locker room with a 26-point cushion off an emphatic offensive performance, the UConn women's basketball team had a lot to like at halftime Saturday.
There were also lots of things to critique. And the kids who play under Geno Auriemma are schooled on finding the flaws in even the most stunning works of basketball art. That's how they get better, game after game.
As the players gathered after 20 minutes against Albany, they talked among themselves about boosting the intensity on defense. There were no words of inspiration from the coach, no speeches or dissection of the individual players.
"Halftime was about them looking at each other and talking...