Losing in the NCAA Tournament is always tough, especially if you’re Connecticut Huskies senior guard Sterling Gibbs.
Gibbs, who came to the Huskies as a graduate transfer from Seton Hall this year, was asked about his team’s loss to No. 1 Kansas last night and his experience with UConn. In response, all that Gibbs could do was break down at the microphone as coach Kevin Ollie consoled him.
Man, this is tough to watch. NCAA Tournament's as cruel as it is joyful. Why we love it. pic.twitter.com/RiW2SzZhiv
— Andrew Holleran (@andrewjholleran) March 20, 2016
It’s hard to not feel for Gibbs under the circumstances. Here’s a young man who toiled at a less than average program for most of his collegiate career so he could graduate and transfer to a better team for his last year of eligibility, where he was instrumental in leading Connecticut off the bubble and to an AAC title, only to see the dream snuffed out early.
Granted, UConn’s chances against Kansas were slim to begin with, but the loss hurts just the same.
Still, Sterling Gibbs has plenty to be proud of, having averaged 12.3 points per game for the Huskies this season and establishing himself as an excellent three-point shooter. Just what comes next remains to be seen, but his professional prospects are certainly brighter.
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