(Credit: Steve McLaughlin)
Monday evening I traveled to Storrs and witnessed a hard fought game between No. 23 Connecticut and Vermont. By now, most fans have digested the game’s outcome, a 67-49 victory for the UConn Huskies, reviewed the statistics and voiced their assumptions about the fate of both squads.
However, before Monday night’s match-up becomes just another countless notch on the belt of the 2012-13 college hoops season, allow me to put forth a key observation. A sentiment symbolic of Vermont’s potential this season. It has nothing to do with statistics and everything to do with a key intangible pertinent to any program’s success: POISE.
Mark my words – Vermont’s success this year predicates heavily on the consistent floor presence of its point guard, Sandro Carissimo, a 6-foot-2 Junior.
UConn eventually pulled away; however, not before it became obvious how invaluable Carissimo’s leadership will be to the Catamounts’ success this season. As the Huskies’ pressure grew in...