Two days after being hospitalized with severe dehydration, Jim Calhoun will patrol the sidelines when (1) UConn meets (9) Texas A&M.
The Huskies coasted to a first round win against Chattanooga, while the Aggies knocked BYU out of the Big Dance for the second straight year.
UConn has a huge edge inside, and I expect Jeff Adrien to have a big game. He struggled down the stretch in the Big East, but matches up well with A&M’s big men.
As usual, Hasheem Thabeet is will be able to dominate on the defensive end.
Texas A&M is a good team, and guards Donald Sloan and Josh Carter have a bevy of NCAA tournament experience.
Bryan Davis had a strong game against BYU, but will find the going much tougher against UConn.
Texas A&M should hang around, but don’t look for an upset unless Thabeet and A.J. Price have horrible games.