The post-Jim Calhoun era has gotten off to solid start, although the Connecticut men's basketball team still has improvements to make before Big East play begins.
The Huskies are currently 9-2 in Kevin Ollie's first season as the head coach, with losses to NC State and New Mexico.
UConn's signature win of the season came in the opener, when they triumphed over Michigan State 66-62 in a game played in Germany.
Big East play opens on Jan. 1 for UConn, when they travel to Wisconsin to face off against the Marquette Golden Eagles. Before their conference opener, the Huskies have some areas that need to be addressed.
Even though Connecticut is banned from the 2013 NCAA tournament, the upcoming Big East season will provide important experience for their young roster.