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STORRS, Conn. BA7260 Adidas NMD R2 Beige Turbo Linen Salmon Rosa . -- Gabby Williams jumped early and totally whiffed the opening tipoff, eager to get a leg up on her taller Baylor opponent in the other half of the circle.If theres a metaphor for Williams play at UConn for the first two games of the season, that mistimed jump was it.The misstep will likely be a footnote after freshman Crystal Dangerfield scored 19 points to lead the third-ranked Huskies past No. 2 Baylor 72-61 on Thursday for their 77th consecutive victory. It is, however, characteristic of how Williams has started this season.The early minutes of the first two games have not been kind. Fresh off early foul trouble during UConns season-opening win against Florida State, Williams again found herself on the bench Thursday.She looked like she was well on her way to a big game early. The 5-foot-11 junior guard took a charge, had a monster block and hit a key bucket -- and then she picked up her second foul with 5:19 left in the first quarter, putting her on the bench for the rest of the half.I told myself I was never going to be in that position [in early foul trouble] again, and to be in it the next game was really frustrating for me, Williams said.While the Huskies are known for playing suffocating defense, discipline is another trademark. Huskies rarely foul out. But Williams wasnt the only UConn player in foul trouble. UConn finished the first half with Dangerfield, Kia Nurse, center Natalie Butler and freshmen Molly Bent and Kyla Irwin on the floor. Thats not a typical lineup for the Huskies; they needed to reach deep into the bench to steer through the crisis.Our propensity to put ourselves in foul trouble these first two games is putting us in bad situations, UConn coach Geno Auriemma said. And we put ourselves in another bad one [tonight].UConn showed some mettle, though, putting four players in double figures and outdueling Baylors taller post players. Williams played all 20 minutes of the second half to finish with 14 points on 6-of-10 shooting, plus three assists, two blocks and two steals. She came up big when her team needed her most, making a huge steal with 2:15 left .For a lot of people, that [adversity] would affect them and shut them down, said Katie Lou Samuelson, who had 16 points. But she came out in the second half and was a huge spark for us. It was really important for her to do what she did. She took that charge and got our whole team really amped up.In the second half, Williams knew she had to play her game, but be smart and be clean, as she put it.I had to put mind over matter, she said. Im proud of how I came back. Adidas Tubular Shadow Grigie . -- Former San Diego Chargers safety Paul Oliver was found dead at his Atlanta-area home Tuesday night, and a medical examiner said Wednesday that the ex-player committed suicide. Adidas Iniki Runner Rosa . The Clippers were angry about blowing a big lead; the Kings didnt like being in that kind of hole and nearly digging themselves out only to lose. . Nathan MacKinnon, Jamie McGinn and Jan Hejda also scored for the Avalanche, who won despite being outshot 38-23. MacKinnons goal, also on the power play, came with just over a minute remaining. LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- So much went wrong for Louisville during last weeks blowout loss at Houston that the No. 11 Cardinals wanted to forget it as quickly as possible.Youve got 24 hours, thats always the rule, either (after) a win or a loss, linebacker Keith Kelsey said Monday of the dealing with the aftermath of the 36-10 loss . You cant dwell on it because theres always another team to play. ... Youve got to move forward.Louisvilles goal is to correct multiple breakdowns heading into Saturdays in-state rivalry game against Kentucky (6-5), which is bowl eligible after a morale-boosting win.Cardinals coach Bobby Petrino still gave players some days off to decompress after the error-prone defeat that eliminated Louisville (9-2) from the college playoff discussion. The loss essentially handed the Atlantic Division title to fourth-ranked Clemson, which made it official by beating Wake Forest on Saturday night to earn a berth in next weeks Atlantic Coast Conference championship in Orlando, Florida.Louisville fell eight spots to 11th in the rankings but still can clinch the first 10-win regular season in Petrinos second coaching tenure by beating the Wildcats and having something to brag about after a week to forget.They were injured, no doubt about it, and you go through that process Friday and Saturday where you wonder what happened, said Petrino, who paraphrased late heavyweight great Muhammad Ali about bouncing back.One of the things we use is a quote from Ali that says, `inside of a ring or out, aint nothing wrong with going down. Its staying down thats wrong, Petrino said. We all understand, hey, weve got to get off the ground.Though the Cardinals have beaten the Wildcats five straight times, last years 38-24 victory in Lexington required overcoming a 21-0 deficit behhind quarterback Lamar Jackson, whos now a Heisman Trophy favorite. Adidas NMD Sconto. And victory certainly isnt automatic against a Wildcats squad buoyed by clinching their first postseason berth in six years and hungry to follow up with a win over their rivals.Right now, the Cardinals must address multiple concerns to avoid a second straight loss.Louisvilles biggest issue is an offensive line that yielded a season-high 11 sacks and was penalized numerous times for false starts and holding. Two linemen appeared to yell at each other after the 10th sack in which Jackson threw up his hands over the protection breakdowns.Everybodys got to take responsibility and their part of it, Petrino said of the sacks, and the penalties, weve got to do a better job of focusing and playing in that type of atmosphere.Petrino suggested that players pressed instead of following their normal execution patterns, which will likely be stressed during this weeks practices. He also said improvement is needed on special teams, particularly a punt return game that gained zero yards.Returning home to prepare for a rivalry game has already helped restore Louisvilles focus on several levels.Asked whether Jackson might need a big game to seal his Heisman prospects, Petrino said his QBs mindset was on doing everything to help his team win. And judging from the sharpness of Sunday nights practice, Jackson and Louisville have already moved forward.One loss or two doesnt define who you are as a team, Kelsey said. We just have to do what weve been doing the whole season, playing with enthusiasm, fast, physical and aggressive.---More AP College Football: ;NFL T-shirts From China Cheap Jerseys 2020 Cheap NFL Gear Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys 2020 Cheap Jerseys 2020 Cheap Jerseys ' ' '