Friday, January 19, 2007

Price injury

UConn point guard A.J. Price sat out Friday's practice due to a bruised iris in his right eye.

He is expected to play Saturday against Indiana at the Hartford Civic Center but not start. UConn coach Jim Calhoun said Friday that Doug Wiggins will start in place of Price.

Price had his eye examined before Friday's practice. The sophomore guard sustained the injury against St. John's.

Read more in Saturday's Register.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Wiggins to start?

On Wednesday night's weekly coach's show on WTIC-AM, UConn head coach Jim Calhoun said there is a possibility freshman guard Doug Wiggins could start Saturday against Indiana at the Hartford Civic Center.

Wiggins will begin today's 4 p.m. practice as the Huskies' starting point guard, but Calhoun said during the Big East's weekly conference call with the media on Thursday, that it will remain a consideration until Friday or game time.

"We’re going to look at Dougie at point today. ... We’re not giving up on A.J. (Price) at all, we’re not giving up on anyone," Calhoun said. "We've got to shake it up. It will start that way. We’ll know more tomorrow."

Monday, January 15, 2007

Light reading

Catching up on some reading while sitting in Bradley Airport.

Thought about getting a shoe shine strictly for nostalgia purposes.

Then I saw a winter front ripping through the midwest and into Pittsburgh.

Re-evaluated and got a cup of coffee instead and thought about the MLK retrospect on NPR this morning.

Anyway, check out these links.

Here's some free advertising for Gary Boren, a financial expert who also moonlights as a free-throw shooting consultant. This guy should quit his day job and every NBA team and college program should give Boren a call. Mark Cuban and the Dallas Mavericks did.

Next, moving on to Harvey Keitel's stunt double, Michigan State's Tom Izzo. Here is the Detroit Fress Press' take on how the Spartans are winning this season. The bad news is, Greg Oden and his beard are also in the Big Ten.

UConn's opponent on Tuesday, the Big East-leading Pitt Panthers, is confirming early thoughts that they should win the conference. Still, there are two months to go.

Finally, here's the follow-up to the Huskies' win over St. John's on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden. Stanley Robinson will start once again against Pitt.