Random Wednesday thoughts by Tim Gaffney.
TORRINGTON: As the UConn Huskie women’s basketball team heads home today after another dominating performance over another highly ranked team, they have to be feeling pretty good about themselves.
After racing out to a huge first half lead fueled by a red hot shooting effort by Brianna Stewart in a packed Cameron Indoor Stadium, Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis decided her injured elbow was just fine thank you and helped send # 2 Duke to their first loss of the year by an 83-61 score.
Mosqueda-Lewis would hit a career high seven three-pointers on her way to a 21-point night that had you wondering if the Blue Devils had lost old game tapes of one of the nation’s best long ball shooter.
In a matchup of the country’s top two teams, this one demonstrated once again why the Huskies are so dominant in big games, they live for these moments.
Next up for the 11-0 Huskies is a trip to New York City and Madison Square Garden on Sunday at 1:30 when they take on California. Wilson and Gaffney will be in the Big Apple and will bring back the action.
A lunch trip to Virgil’s in Times Square is by no means out of the question.
UConn Football: Newly hired head coach Bob Diaco is wasting little time getting his house in order.
On Wednesday, only offensive line coach Mike Foley was brought back, giving the Huskies their biggest coaching shake-up in many a year.
Not surprising to hear that interim coach T.J. Weist was classy on the way out, according to Desmond Connor of the Hartford Courant, thanking the school for giving him the opportunity.
Weist is looking to become a permanent head coach and the work he did over the months he was at the helm should help him land that next gig.
UConn men’s basketball: The men return to the hardwood tonight after the exam break as they take on Stanford at the XL Center at 9 p.m. (thanks TV).
Patrick Tiscia will be on hand, look for his Tweets later tonight and story in the morning.
Torrington boys’ basketball: The Raiders get underway tonight at the Connie Donahue gym when they host St Paul at 7 p.m.
After posting a 9-11 mark in 2012-2013 and returning to the States, head coach Eric Gamari will be looking to take his team to the next level this year.
Gaffney will be in the gym for the opener tonight.