One Word Describes This Uconn Basketball Team Potential

Robert BContributor IDecember 11, 2009

NEW YORK - MARCH 13: Jerome Dyson #11 of the Connecticut Huskies goes to the net during day two of the 2008 Big East Men's Basketball Championship at Madison Square Garden on March 13, 2008 in New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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Two Days after watching the toughest loss of the season for the Uconn Huskies, there is one thing that Uconn fans should have learned about their team from the Kentucky game.  We learned this Uconn team is good, not just good but real good, and have the potential to return to the final four.  Remember they lost to a top 5 team in Kentucky by 3 and were in position to win for most of the game without their best big man Ater Majok.  This was their second game against a top opponent; their first test the failed against Duke and were dominated for most of the game.  In their second test we saw how far this team has come since that Duke game, even though it was a loss this Uconn team should be proud of how they played.  Something tells me once Ater Majok starts playing this team will hit its stride.  Majok will provide them with a much needed big man and provide more depth for this team.  Ater Majok is the final piece to this team's puzzle, if he is half as good as people say he is then this team will be a top 10 team.  But, if he lives up to all the hype and is a force watchout because this team will take off and be extremely dangerous the rest of the way.  Once they get Majok, this team will have only one flaw and that would be their lack of depth in the backcourt.  But, I guarantee you as the season goes on someone will step up and I have a feeling it will be either Donell Beverly or Jamal Coombs Mcdaniel.  Both are talented especially Mcdaniel he is just struggling, but you have to think he will eventually get going and be a big help to this team.  Jim Calhoun said it at the beginning of the year that this team won't hit its stride until late December, early January and he's right.  What I saw against Kentucky was a team that will grind it out, they got the talent but the question is can they put it all together and make another deep run in the NCAA tournament? I say yes, no concerns here Uconn fans just another talented team Calhoun has put together.