Reports of the demise of the University of Connecticut's men's basketball team have been greatly exaggerated. Yes, it's a corny and dated line, but it is the only way to describe Connecticut's 70-67 upset of No.2 Michigan State at the Maui Classic.
Kemba Walker torched the normally stout Spartans defense for 30 points. It was the second straight game Walker had 30-plus points. He had 31 against Wichita State on Monday night.
"We just showed the world we can play," Walker told reporters after the win.
Yes, the Huskies (4-0), who are unranked can play. But was it a fluke? They barely held off Wichita State, 83-79. We'll find out on Wednesday, because the Huskies will face No.9 Kentucky. A win in that game will vault Connecticut right back into the national championship picture.
It will also set UConn up for a big time run. After the Wildcats, the Huskies have a five-game stretch against New Hampshire, UMBC, Fairleigh Dickinson, Coppin State and Harvard. Jim Calhoun's crew could be 10-0 before facing Pittsburgh on December 27.