Before Kevin Ollie walked out onto Gampel Pavilion, George Blaney handed him a little note that said, "Enjoy it."
Ollie took his time. He walked out slowly, his staff behind him to a warm round of cheers.
"I don't know if I enjoyed it," he said. "When you go 1-for-9 [to start the game], I'm like, 'Man, this might be my only game out there.'"
The Huskies spotted Division II American International College a 10-point early lead, but steadied, played much better in the second half and won 78-63 before 5,349 at Gampel Pavilion.
"Nobody said it was going to be easy, and it wasn't easy out there tonight," Ollie said, "but we...