The Connecticut Huskies have fallen into a rut that they can’t seem to escape after a strong start. When UConn basketball appeared to be about to snap a two-game losing streak, the Huskies built a sizable lead over the Seton Hall Pirates on Wednesday night, only to blow it in a 67-66 loss in Newark.
It was the kind of collapse that UConn basketball had not experienced in more than a decade before playing Seton Hall.
“In their defeat against Seton Hall, UConn had a lead of as many as 17. Their largest advantage blown in a defeat since 2010–11 was tied with that (Nov. 25, 2011, vs UCF). After a 14-0 start, they have lost five of their last six games.
With less than five seconds left in regulation, UConn basketball still held a one-point advantage against Seton Hall. In a last-ditch effort, Pirates player Femi Odukale blasted a way-off 3-point try, but teammate KC Ndefo was there to clean the glass and throw it
back for a basket with a foul just before the shot clock ran out. Despite Ndefo’s missed free throw attempt, Seton Hall managed to grab the rebound and secure the incredible comeback victory.
Following a 14-game winning streak to begin the 2022–23 collegiate basketball season, the Huskies’ record fell to 15–5. With a 4-5 record in Big East play, they are currently below.500 overall. UConn basketball has dropped two straight games against unranked opponents, including Seton Hall, after losing to the No. 25 Marquette Golden Eagles last week.
On Sunday against the Butler Bulldogs at home, UConn basketball, which has a 4-4 record in Quadrant 1 matchups, will try to get back on track.