UConn-Notre Dame: Four Keys to a Huskies Victory

Jaime SanchezContributor IJanuary 22, 2009

UConn's win over Nova yesterday was both expected and disappointing. UConn had the game in hand with less than a minute to go. Turnovers and Craig Austrie were to blame for the near comeback by Nova; however, a career night from A.J. Price and breakout for Jerome Dyson against the Big East were the key in the win over 'Nova.  

Here are the keys to the next game.

1. Kemba Walker: Look for Kemba to be a BIG factor in a win against Notre Dame. His quickness and point guard skills will come in handy, and I believe if it comes down to "crunch time" in this game, look for Walker to make the play.

2. Hasheem Thabeet: Thabeet's inside presence is going to be a staple of this game on defense and offense.

3. Controlling the perimeter and Luke Harangody.

4. Finally, the combined efforts of leadership from A.J. Price and Jeff Adrien, "Superman." Look for the seniors to calm down Walker and pump up Stanley Robinson.