UConn-USF at the half

John F. Silver

STORRS, Conn. — It’s a horror show here in Storrs in the first half.

USF leads 27-15, YES, that’s right — 15 points.

UConn is shooting 5 of 27 and are missing shots from every angle and position. Let’s not give USF too much credit either, these are wide open shots. UConn is also 2 of 5 from the foul line too.

It was the lowest output in the first half since Dec. 10 2002 and nine points against UMass. UConn trailed 30-9 in that game, but ended up winning 59-48.

The 15 points at the half is a season low and the Huskies have six turnovers to four assists. UConn coach Kevin Ollie has gone to the bench and dusted off the likes of Leon Tolksdorf — one 3-pointer, one airball — and also R.J. Evans who promptly dribbled into traffic in the lane and turned it over.

It’s that kind of day so far for the Huskies, who put together its worst performance of the season so far against 10-10, 1-7 South Florida.

South Florida is a good and physical defensive team, but even the Bulls have to be stunned by this performance.

Shabazz Napier has four points to lead the Huskies. DeAndre Daniels is 1 of 6 shooting despite some excellent looks.

Not much else to say. Toarlyn Fitzpatrick leads USF with 11 points.

Not what anyone was expecting out of the Huskies.