Huskies' personnel causes change

Originally Published: January 20, 2005
By Jay Bilas | Special to ESPN Insider
Jim Calhoun and Connecticut have always played a certain way.

The Huskies have traditionally pushed the ball upcourt like a rocket and forced opposing transition defenses to scramble. Calhoun usually has speedy and strong lead guards, and athletic wings that can attack the basket and shoot from deep and mid-range.

Given a choice between having guards who can go all day, or big guys who can post and beat you up, Calhoun might choose the guards and try to run circles around you. In some cases, Calhoun has had both, and UConn has been pretty good that way.

Jay Bilas

College Basketball analyst