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The Big East’s second best scorer with an average 23.1 PPG has become a star and house-hold name this season.
At only 6’1’’, he brings the whole team with him as he improves. His uncanny ability to run the floor coupled with his scoring abilities have been on display all year.
However, the Huskies are 2-4 in their final six games of the season, with concerning losses to unranked Marquette and West Virginia.
With the ninth seed in the tournament, UConn, who just beat DePaul in the first round, now faces Georgetown in the second round.
They beat the Hoyas last time they met, who are on a skid since losing Chris Wright. In this game, Walker had 31 points, seven rebounds, two steals and one block.
Once beating Georgetown, Connecticut will most likely face top-seeded Pittsburgh in the quarterfinals, who they lost to in December. Although in this game Walker had 31 points, four rebounds, two assists and five steals, it did not prove to be enough to carry the team.
One has to look at the the wear-and-tear Walker has underneath his belt. Leading an entire team the whole season and putting in strong games in the first rounds of the tournament will turn detrimental.
Despite being one of the country's best players, UConn will probably lose to a close game to Pittsburgh.
Although Connecticut is notorious for surprising performances, their end-of-season faltering will come back to haunt them. No fear, because Walker will be back to help the Huskies go far in the tournament.