The Huskies are in tenth place in the Big East Conference and are obviously sinking. Their chances of defending their 2011 National Championship title are dipping with every loss. They have the talent. Jeremy Lamb is still one of the best players in the conference, Ryan Boatwright is terrific when he's on the court, and Andre Drummond has established himself as a force to be reckoned with in the paint.
However, Connecticut cannot win games. The school is "that close" from being sanctioned from the NCAA, Coach Calhoun is yet again fighting health issues, and the leadership has been absent.
What has caused the Huskies to slide from No.1 to No.10 in the Big East? Here are five reasons why the defending national champions are sliding: