The Connecticut Huskies are walking on egg shells with the tournament committee. The Huskies sit at 17-10, with a 7-8 record in the Big East. If the NCAA tourney began today, the committee would give the Huskies the benefit of the doubt because of their RPI of 23 and first ranked strength of schedule.
That fine line the Huskies are walking on could become much wider tonight, as they play the 28-1 Syracuse Orange.
Syracuse is arguably the most dominant team in the nation, right next to the Kentucky Wildcats. If the Huskies can find a way to pull the upset, that will likely all but solidify a tournament spot for them.
Fortunately for the Huskies, their strength of schedule is a prime incentive to the tournament committee. With that said, they better exploit the opportunity to polish it.
It will not be an easy game tonight by any means, and these are five things the Huskies must do to pull off the upset.