Busting Brackets

UConn's win out west, Gonzaga rumors and more Big East Storylines

Continental Tire Seattle Tip-Off - Connecticut v Gonzaga
Continental Tire Seattle Tip-Off - Connecticut v Gonzaga / Conor Courtney/GettyImages
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4. UConn's big-time win

The UConn Huskies took care of business in Seattle, taking down a top-ten team in Gonzaga 76-63. This was a game where Donovan Clingan led the way with 21 points and eight rebounds, and this team looks like they will be dominant once conference play rolls around.

The Huskies were dominant in all areas, holding Gonzaga to just two made threes all game, and doing just about whatever they wanted on the offensive end. This was technically a neutral site game, but this was very much a Gonzaga crowd in the state of Washington, but UConn dominated all the way through.

They won by double digits against one of the better teams in the entire nation, and they sit at 10-1 after a phenomenal performance in nonconference play. The Huskies did this despite missing star freshman Stephon Castle for most of this run and dealing with the early issues of Clingan's foot injury.

This team had to find ways to win despite a lack of health, and have only gotten better as the season has gone along. This team then gets the break they needed after the Gonzaga trip and will play Seton Hall after five days of rest.

The UConn Huskies are shaping up to be even scarier than they were during last year's National Championship run, but they had a similar situation last year and did not perform as well in conference play. It starts by avenging their road loss to Seton Hall last year where the Huskies will come out swinging.