Thursday, December 20, 2007

UConn Ballers Make Statements

UCONN Ballers

Several entries ago it was noted here that the University of Connecticut is the college/university with the most players in the NBA. And if you missed NBA action last night, players from the school definitely made their presence known.

- Ray Allen was prominent despite the Celtics' loss to the Pistons. Ray hit a huge 3 in the final 30 seconds or so of the game to tie things up. It was the other Allen, Tony (not from UConn) who cost the C's the game as Billups faked him to draw the foul with 0.2 seconds left. On the opposing side for the Pistons was Rip Hamilton who added 21 points. He and Ray matched up and defended one another during the game, with the commentators noting their alma mater. Read more about the game here.

- Rudy Gay hit a huge three over Tim Duncan with time expiring to win the game for the Memphis Grizzlies. Rudy's been having a huge season and this is further evidence of his talent and potential to become an All-Star. More about Rudy's heroics

- Ben Gordon was the key for the Bulls in their win over the Wizards. Gordon notched 22 points in the win, leading the charging Bulls as they try to move back towards respectability in the East. More about Gordon's efforts

- Caron Butler while on the losing side for the Washington Wizards recorded his second career triple double. His stat line: 29 pts 11 rebonds 10 assists

Of course there were some lesser performances and no shows. Emeka Okafor had just 6 points and 9 rebounds with his Bobcats team beating the Utah Jazz. Kevin Ollie of the Sixers and Donyell Marshall of the Cavs were both DNP's for Wednesday night. Besides that though the University of CT players seem to be representing in the NBA this season.

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