On Sunday, UConn Basketball beat the Butler Bulldogs 86-56 in Storrs. A game against the Bulldogs couldn’t have come at a better time for Dan Hurley’s team. The Bulldogs are the slump buster of the Big East and UConn was sliding its way out of the conference regular season title conversation. Even with a win against a stumbling Butler team, they are still just 5-5 in conference play and losers of five of their last seven games.
No matter how you slice it, the once No. 2 Huskies are struggling. The team that went until Dec. 28 before they won a game by fewer than 10 points, now has three double-digit losses since Dec. 31.
Well, UConn could point to a number of different things. Quality of schedule, the number of Big East teams that are extremely tough outs, or just the simple fact that winning at their early season clip is an unrealistic expectation for any team. However, it wasn’t that long ago that many around college basketball were crowning the Huskies America’s best college basketball team. That isn’t the case in late January, let’s take a look at where UConn has struggled over the last month.