Besides the obvious storylines, I loved two things about this game. One, how aggressive the team was consistently. Joseph led the way in that he drove to the basket and tried to finish. Drew fouls, hit layups. So much better than constantly kicking it outside for three pointers. Our half court offense isn't THAT bad, its just that we settle for three pointers too much.
The second thing was closeouts on three point shooting. The entire game, Cuse closed out HARD on jump shots. Waiters actually caused a 4 point play which is dumb, but still. I remember one where a UConn guard had a wide open three pointer because 4 of the Orange defenders were in the paint. He was expecting a guard to close out as he is gearing up to shoot when all 7 feet of Fab Melo comes flying at him, leaping straight up with TWO hands extended up. Needless to say, the shot clanked off. Zone defense is all about rotation and activity. Stay active and rotate and the defense is successful.
Also, how awesome were Fab's jump shots today? If he can do that 2-3 times a game, he will find the paint that much more open. Quality win all around, great play from wire-to-wire. On to Louisville!