Coming of a disappointing season in which the Huskies finished an 18-16 season with a second round loss in the NIT, expectations weren’t that high. Add in the fact that three of the four players who averaged 30 minutes or more a game were graduating and they were even lower. It was expected that the team would look to Junior Kemba Walker and Sophomore Alex Oriakhi to lead the team this year, and just maybe we would get enough from the freshman to get back to the NCAA Tournament. What ended up happening nobody saw coming. Heading out to Maui a 3rd place finish looked to be a good goal. the opening game against Wichita State was going to be a test but then we would run up against second ranked Michigan State, and play the loser of #9 Kentucky and #11 Washington. But then Kemba put the team on his back to win the tournament and hasn’t let up since. After proving to the world just how good he is in shattering the Big East Tournament scoring record on the path to an unprecedented 5 wins in 5 days to win his second tournament of the year Husky fans will look to Kemba yet again as the team is now in The Big Dance.
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