The NCAA tournament will have a bit of a different feel this time around as the UConn Huskies, perennial entrants and multi-time champions, are ineligible for postseason play.
It was announced in June of last year that the program would be banned from tournament play for a season due to academic problems.
Cue the exodus as top players from last year's squad joined new recruits in running far away from the program and its new coach, Kevin Ollie, after their dreams of March glory were dashed.
But for all the turmoil of this season, it has been a highly successful one thus far.
The Huskies (16-6) have overachieved behind strong play form their backcourt, which started the season as Shabazz Napier and Ryan Boatright and now includes freshman Omar Calhoun.
With less than 10 games remaining in the season, the club has several questions that are left unanswered and will follow them into the offseason.
These five will help shape the future of the program beyond this season.