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Tuesday, November 30, 2004

progress @ connecticut?

Pundits write a lot of prose. But every year, national writers produce a handful or articles whose accuracy -- or lack thereof -- goes a long way towards determining the dynamics of college basketball.

Andy Katz's just-published piece on Marcus Williams falls into this category. If accurate, it suggests Williams is poised to lead a talented Connecticut squad to great heights. Syracuse is challenged and Pittsburgh eclipsed in the Big East. Several teams are unable to snag a victory against the Huskies, undermining their case for an NCAA Tournament bid and perhaps costing a coach or two his job.

If incorrect, Connecticut will lack a mature point guard, undermining the potential for Calhoun's club to live up to its Top 10 billing. Syracuse becomes the Big East's 800 lb. guerilla. Pittsburgh and Connecticut follow, but both are vulnerable to conference foes, primarily Boston College. Connecticut loses a game at home in January or February, enabling the Big East to send an extra team to the dance.