UConn Basketball: March Madness Team Profile and Season Recap

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With the regular season over, March Madness is right around the corner. It’s one of the best events in all of sports, and a godsend for bettors. The first weekend of the NCAA Tournament is especially fun to wager on, and as the tourney gets closer we’ll be bringing you everything you need to get ready. We’ll be taking a look at all of the teams one by one, and today we’re breaking down one of the top squads in the Big East, the UConn Huskies.

UConn Huskies Basketball

Performance last five March Madness’: Didn’t Qualify, Didn’t Qualify, Didn’t Qualify, Round of 32, Didn’t Qualify

Ranking: UR

Coach: Dan Hurley

Star player: James Bouknight

Main strengths: Depth

Biggest weakness: Shooting

Record: 15-7

UConn Huskies NCAA Tournament Odds

UConn Huskies prospects

The Huskies flew a bit under the radar for a while, but they’re a really good team and have climbed up to 16th nationally on Kenpom. Their record could also be a lot better, as they had to play eight games without Bouknight, the engine of their offense. Bouknight averaged over 19 points per game this season, and the sophomore guard is going to be one of the most electric players in the entire tournament. They’ve got Maryland in a 7/10 matchup in the first round, and I like their chances of advancing. I think they could give Alabama a very tough test in the Round of 32.

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