UConn is in the midst of an unprecedented period of disarray for their program. Coming off an extremely disappointing 2011-12 campaign, and facing a season with no postseason, reduced scholarships, and numerous transfers and NBA early entries, UConn must steady the ship with their least impressive roster in years.
The success of the 2012-13 team will be determined by the growth of and increased dependency upon a few key players. If these players perform at a level they are capable of, UConn can compete with anyone in the Big East. If these key players underachieve, however, UConn could very well sink lower than they have since the beginning of the Jim Calhoun era.