College Basketball: 5 Unpredictable Teams That Could Be This Year's UConn

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College Basketball: 5 Unpredictable Teams That Could Be This Year's UConn
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UConn's run to last year's NCAA Championship was anything but textbook.

At the end of January, the Huskies were 17-3 and ranked No. 7 in the ESPN/USA Today's Poll.

Over the next five weeks, Connecticut went 4-6 and dropped to No. 19 in the same poll.

They lost four of their last five (and seven of their last 11) regular season games, not exactly full-speed ahead going into the 2011 Big East Tournament.

Jim Calhoun's club was reeling with very little signs of recovering.

But then, they somehow shook themselves in time to beat four ranked teams in their conference tournament and then didn't stop until they beat Butler in the championship game.

What team could be this year's UConn? What team has the talent but may need to regather themselves in the final month-plus of the season in time to start their trek towards the Final Four in New Orleans?

Here are five teams that may be just right for that role:

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