Blair flips script on Thabeet, UConn

Originally Published: February 16, 2009
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Hasheem Thabeet scared away shots for most of this season. Not just blocked or altered the arc of the ball, but prevented attempts from ever being taken.

Forget about the missed opportunities to score by Providence, Seton Hall, Michigan and Syracuse of late. Thabeet's 7-foot-3 towering presence -- and that's before he raises his arms up high -- was frightful for some.

Pitt's DeJuan Blair saw it, too. He took time this past week to watch Connecticut on tape. ...

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