I'm not going to deny that he's a great player capable of carrying a team - Kemba Walker has already showed us that this season. Right now, he's the best player in the country and it isn't close. But what happens when he has an off-night (he will) or god-forbid he gets in foul trouble (that will also happen)?
I think UConn is going to be in a world of hurt. Shabazz Napier has proven to be a capable backcourt mate and Alex Oriakhi is definitely much improved from his freshman campaign. They are not equipped for life without Kemba though. So all though they snuck by NEW HAMPSHIRE last night, their day of failure is coming soon.
Oh well, I'm even enjoying watching this at the moment. On to the recaps...
UConn rallies, Walker hits 30 point mark again
Kemba Walker had 30 points yet again and the Connecticut Huskies had to come from behind to defeat the New Hampshire Wildcats 62-55.
Notre Dame stays perfect, beats Indiana State
Ben Hansbrough scored 19 of his 24 points after the break which allowed the Notre Dam Fighting Irish to put away the pesky Indiana St. Sycamores by the score of 81-72.
Hoyas wear down Mizzou after late 3 forces OT
The Georgetown Hoyas blew an 18-point lead, but Michael Dixon hit only 1-2 free throws with 14 seconds left which allowed Chris Wright to drill a game-tying 3 and force OT. From there, Jason Clark hit 3 3-pointers and the Hoyas won 111-102 over the Missouri Tigers.
Syracuse cruises past Cornell, improves to 7-0
Rick Jackson had a double-double (17 points, 13 rebounds) as the Syracuse Orange eased past the Cornell Big Red by the score of 78-58.