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VT 65, uconn 63 | The Final 22 Seconds

Here it is for those of you that missed it, the tense drama at the end…

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3 Responses to “VT 65, uconn 63 | The Final 22 Seconds”

  1. King says:

    These 22 seconds featured an assist by Delaney on a game-winning score by Hudson. Followed by a game-saving block by Allen, what looks like a tip on the defensive glass by JT, to put Bell in a position to come down with the game-sealing defensive rebound.

    If this isn’t the definition of just a great team effort down the stretch, I don’t know what is. I love this team!

  2. Les says:

    The two teams looked bad. UConn has no point guard to distribute the ball and their big men don’t have skills to post up. VT’s backcourt was broken down repeatedly and the frontcourt looked intimidated by their big men. Other than JTT, the rest of the big men appear underdeveloped compared to other teams.

  3. Danram says:

    Sorry Les, but you are clueless here. That was a terrific basketball game played at a high level between two very good teams. Anyone who knows anything about basketball will readily tell you that.

    You say “VT’s backcourt was broken down repeatedly”. Well, could it be that the exceptional quickness of UConn’s guards had something to do with that? Both teams played excellent team defense and that’s why points were at a premium in this game. It was one of the better games I’ve seen all year long.


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