Calhoun speaks about Connecticut’s recent road win over Villanova:
Yeah, Villanova’s a terrific basketball team. We played well, it was obviously Walker’s best game. He had 29 points and was absolutely terrific. Somewhere in the midst Mike, we had lost in our conference, we had lost a lot of games starting with the Kentucky game – tied game 3 minutes to go, Wall hits a 3 point basket going to the basket going against us, to the Michigan game where we were up with a minute and half to go, to Marquette where we had a 3 point lead with a minute to go, to Pittsburgh… We had a lot of tough breaks and some self inflicted wounds.
Kryzyzewski comments on an upcoming game against Villanova:
They’re playing their best basketball of the season. We’re actually pretty similar. We’re perimeter oriented, both of our teams. Neither team has a real strong low post presence, although (Dante) Cunningham. Their perimeter is outstanding, (Scottie) Reynolds being the key guy. He can put up 30 points on you.
Wright compares Villanova’s style of play to Duke’s:
Yeah, I do. I think they spread the floor and really space well like we do. They’ve got a lot of very skilled players like we do. Defensively, they try to be very aggressive, more in the half-court kind of like we do. They are, they’re very similar teams.