Calhoun on spin cycle, UConn in survival mode

Updated: March 25, 2006, 6:21 PM ET
By Gene Wojciechowski | ESPN.com

WASHINGTON -- This was so, well, UConn-ish. Play like you've got a charter jet to catch and then, at the last possible moment, decide, "What the heck, we'll stick around to play in the Elite Eight, after all."

Have you ever seen a team with so much talent play, for significant periods of time, so casually, so carelessly, so joylessly ... and still win? Connecticut, the de facto No. 1 seed of this NCAA Tournament, did it again in Friday evening's/Saturday morning's regional semifinal here ...

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