When now UConn Huskies head coach Kevin Ollie was out there recruiting, I'm beginning to wonder if he told recruits "come to UConn see the world".
The Huskies started their 2012-13 season in Germany before returning back stateside for a brief time. Now they are in the Virgin Islands at the 2012 Paradise Jam, a tournament they won in 2008.
On Friday night, they had a tough matchup with the Wake Forest Demon Deacons in the first round of the tournament.
And with a strong second half effort from Shabazz Napier, the Huskies were able to hold off the Demon Deacons for a 77-71 win at the University of the Virgin Islands Sports and Fitness Center in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.
No. 23 UConn improves to 3-0 on the season and awaits the winner of the Quinnipiac-Iona game at 9 p.m. on Sunday night. That game will be televised by the CBS Sports Network. Wake Forest falls to 1-1.
Given that Napier didn't score until there was 10 minutes to go in t...