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Ollie on Loss: We'll Learn From This

The Huskies are 2-1 after Sunday's loss to West Virginia.

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    Ollie on Loss: We'll Learn From This
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    There weren't many highlights from Sunday's loss to West Virginia in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off Tournament, but that's what the first few weeks of the regular season are for: to iron out the kinks as you get ready for January, February and March and all that the conference schedule has to offer.

    It explains why third-year coach Kevin Ollie, who's fresh off an NCAA title, isn't overreacting.

    "All of our guys are going to learn from this," he said, via the Hartford Courant. "These are things we can correct -- 19 turnovers, we just can't have that if we want to win games, and having nine assists. … It's alarming when we're under 10."

    The Huskies faced stiff pressure from the Mountaineers all night, pressure the young group seemed ill-equipped to handle. That includes freshman standout Daniel Hamilton, who earned all-tourney honorable mention but had eight turnovers Sunday.

    "Freshman mistakes," Ollie said. "I think he's going to get better from it."

    Now 2-1 and ranked 24th in the country, the Huskies have work to do as the season progresses. They face Texas this weekend, Duke next month and Florida on Jan. 3.

    "I'm a little disappointed we couldn't bring a championship back home," Ollie said. "Hopefully we can go back and learn from this tough tournament and be better prepared for our conference play."