I really was back and forth between picking UConn or Creighton. Creighton is trending upwards after taking the first matchup between Villanova. I previously stated that I loved the Bluejays on paper and after that performance, it looks like they may have turned a corner. However, if you want a real dark horse to advance in March, let’s go with the Huskies.
Now there is still the likelihood that Connecticut doesn’t even make the NCAA Tournament. The Huskies are as bubbly as can be. They sit right on that bubble, as some ‘experts’ have them in, and some have them on the wrong side. UConn is 10-5 with five regular-season games remaining. They better make the most of it because any letdown could be held against them.
The reason why the Huskies are built for March is because of the return of James Bouknight. The kid is so smooth. I recommend you YouTube-ing his dunk verse Providence for his first points in over a month. Absolutely filthy play. The team around him got better getting more of an opportunity to play while he was out. Add a twenty-point scorer to players who are more confident than before, you may be cooking with gas.
Danny Hurley’s tough, grind it out coaching style also will do wonders because defense does win championships. UConn is a mysterious team, but with all things considered, they could be a four-five seed when healthy disguised as an eleven seed in this year’s NCAA Tournament.