Posted March 06, 2013 on
Without Shabazz Napier and Niels Giffey, UConn lacked leadership, depth and energy Wednesday night. The result was a 65-51 loss to South Florida. With only one game remaining, the Huskies appear to be running on empty.
BEST OF MAXIM
Injuries have been piling up at UConn since the double overtime loss to Georgetown – with junior forward Tyler Olander added to the growing list of casualties.
UConn announced on Thursday that Olander is done for the season with a fractured foot that will likely require surgery.
Tyler Olander fractured his left foot vs USF, #UConn announces.
— Kevin Duffy (@KevinRDuffy) March...
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No Shabazz Napier. No Niels Giffey. Omar Calhoun played with a sprained wrist. Three important pieces of the puzzle all hurt and unable to play on Wednesday night in Tampa, FL.
And it showed.
The South Florida Bulls pulled away from the UConn Huskies in the second half for a 65-51 win in front of 5,198 and a nationally televised audience on ESPNU at the Sun Dome.