Thursday, November 09, 2006

Additional Quinny notes, recruiting news

First and foremost, Anthony McClain, the 7-foot center from Fort Washington (Md.) National Christian Academy, has postponed an unofficial visit to UConn originally scheduled for Friday.

Instead, the Huskies’ top recruit in this year’s class is tentatively scheduled for another unofficial visit Dec. 3 when UConn plays Texas Southern.

Moving on ...

Quinnipiac coach Joe DeSantis said he will not deviate from his team’s up-tempo style to counter UConn's 7-foot-3 center Hasheem Thabeet in the middle.

“I have to believe that with them being so quick, we can’t concentrate on one guy,” DeSantis said. “If we wind up taking 30 3-pointers in order to win, that’s what has to be done.”

DeSantis, who may or may not be with the services of transfer guard DeMario Anderson because of the death of the junior’s mother, said he believes in his system and will not change. Quinnipiac is 0-7 all-time against UConn.

“Why do upsets occur?” DeSantis asked. “Because you either have one guy who scores 50 or you’re playing the system and we haven’t had a guy score 50 here in a long time.”

UConn forward Jeff Adrien, who has been bothered by an ailing hip, will wear knee braces Friday night against the Bobcats. Calhoun said he is fine but the staff will keep watch on the sophomore preseason all-Big East selection.

If you want a little more insight into this year's Quinnipiac program, check out New Haven Register College Sports Editor Sean O'Rourke's preview of the Bobcats.

After noticing a different vibe at the west end of Madison Square Garden a few weeks ago at Big East media day, a few media outlets sense a change in Jersey. If not this year, then in the years to follow. Check out this piece from the New York Times on Seton Hall coach Bobby Gonzalez and Fred Hill of Rutgers.

Also, a few weeks ago, I checked out a few Rutgers' notables from years past, that is, on the infamous side. After reading this story on the Rutgers football program, a sense of guilt surfaced.

Finally, for all those hoops junkies out there, I know this site has been around for a few years, but check it out. There are some great tidbits of info even though it focuses on mid-majors.

Appropriately called "The Mid-Majority" , it has everything you need to know about George Mason before they dance on scorer's tables in late March.


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