Another day another great slate of games that we witnessed. Thursday night we saw a solid UConn and USC game and then the meh Florida and Boston College game from the Romans Legends Classic. I have some things that I want to talk about when it comes to the college basketball landscape. With that being said here is today’s CBB Report.
How Good Is UConn Actually?
The UConn Huskies are 3-0 to start off the season and it begs me to ask the question … Is UConn actually good? UConn is led by sophomore guard James Bouknight who has been solid in their first three games. He is averaging 18.7 points per games to go along with 6.3 rebounds per game as well. Bouknight is the guy for the Huskies and we have seen why in their first three games. Heading into conference play their schedule they have just NC State left before they go into conference play.
UConn’s defense is good, but I am not sold on them overall just yet. I think once they get into conference play we will get a better idea of where this team is going. With the Huskies back in the Big East how good will they actually be? We will have to wait and see, but I have an idea that the Huskies won’t be as good as people think they are.
Is Florida Taking That Big Leap?
The Florida Gators last night took on the Boston College Eagles in the Roman Legends Classic. Boy did the Florida Gators look very good last night. Keyontae Johnson, Tre Mann, and Scottie Lewis have looked good to start the season. I think they are getting ready to take that big leap to not only head back to the tournament, but this time as a top three seed in a side of the bracket.
Florida last season was underwhelming to say the least. They brought in some talent that didn’t pan out for Mike White and company. Now this year with them only losing Kerry Blackshear and Andrew Nembhard, they are ready to take a big leap this season. The trio of Keyontae Johnson, Tre Mann and Scottie Lewis have seemed to have taken that step in the right direction, and will be key for Florida this year. Look for the Gators to make some noise not only in the SEC, but nationally as well.
Crazy Stat Of The Night:
I will write this and trust me this really happened last night. Luka Garza alone out scored Western Illinois in the first half last night. Garza finished the first half with 30 points and Western Illinois as a team had 26 points. Garza is slowly putting together an impressive stretch of games, and I am curious to see what he has next in his bag of tricks for us to see.
-Chris Jones (@cjoneswho1212)
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