BY elan-paolo decarlo • February 6, 2016 • 3:40 p.M.
A lot can change in one year.
Expectations shift, players come and go, roles expand, and life goes on. For the UConn men’s basketball team, a year can make all the difference in the world.
The Huskies won their 17th game of the season on Sunday, defeating East Carolina 85-67.
Last season, UConn won 17 games total in the regular season.
“I just think it’s the chemistry. Everyone is buying into the system, buying into what coach is saying. We’re playing for each other more this year than we were last year. Everybody is going to get theirs if we play for each other and care for one another,” sophomore forward Daniel Hamilton said.
That team mentality was on display Sunday. The Huskies (17-6, 7-3 The American) had five players finish with at least 12 points and had 18 assists on 35 made field goals.
For the second season in a row, No. 1 UConn showed No. 2 South Carolina how large the divide between the top teams in the country is, defeating the Gamecocks 66-54.
The new money comes from a “one-time source,” professor Jennifer Terni said. The provider’s identity is not yet public, nor is the exact amount of money received. Terni confirmed that it roughly covers the projected $600,000 for FY 2017.
Many University of Connecticut students were up in arms on Friday after the university canceled classes just 15 minutes before 8 a.m., the first scheduled class time.