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UConn Basketball: 3 keys for Huskies in Sweet 16 matchup against San Diego State

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The UConn Huskies have found themselves in a rematch of last year's National Championship game here in the Sweet 16. They will take on the San Diego State Aztecs who they defeated 76-59 to win it all, and now this same team is in their way as they look to go back to back.

Both teams are very different just about a year later, and there is now a new motivation for San Diego State given the fact that the Huskies were the only thing in their way from delivering their program a National Championship. The Aztecs have had an interesting path so far, winning their first-round matchup against 12-seeded UAB, and then getting an easier matchup than expected with the Yale Bulldogs after they upset Auburn.

The Aztecs now go from playing teams seeded in the double digits to playing the top-ranked team in the entire NCAA Tournament. For the Huskies, this will also be their toughest matchup yet, but they have had no issue taking down their previous opponents. They manhandled Stetson and dominated a tough Northwestern team to reach this point of the tournament.

UConn is supposed to win this game, and given their trend lately this will likely look similar to what happened in last year's matchup between these two. But if we have learned anything from this NCAA Tournament, upsets happen all the time, and going back-to-back is one of the toughest things to do in all of sports, especially in college basketball. However, this UConn Huskies team has been dominant, how can they continue to do so against this Aztecs team?