When this season began, did you even think that it was possible for this UConn team to be in "must win" territory with a month to go until Selection Sunday.
After the Huskies added an elite-level recruiting class to a talented returning team, many college basketball fans and commentators penciled Connecticut in for a trip to the Final Four in New Orleans.
But Jim Calhoun's crew (15-9, 5-7 in the Big East; 10th place in the conference) has been struggling as of late, losing six of their last seven. And Calhoun's own health condition is in question, as he is on an indefinite medical leave of absence.
The talent and firepower are here. Jeremy Lamb and Andre Drummond are future NBA lottery picks.
Shabazz Napier and Ryan Boatright can light it up with the best of them.
It just seems that they can't get it all in sync lately.
The good news for the Huskies is that four of their last six games are at home.
Two crucial home matchups to watch will be Feb. 18 against Marquette and Feb. 25 against Syracuse.
Six times in NCAA Tournament history has the reigning champ not made it to the Tournament the following year.
Could this year's UConn team make it seven?