The UConn Huskies (17-6, 7-4 Big East), fresh off their huge upset of rival Syracuse, will seek to play the role of spoiler on Saturday afternoon when they host the rival Villanova Wildcats (15-10, 6-6 Big East).
The Wildcats enter the game with zero margin for error if they want to make a play for an at-large bid to March Madness. They hold crucial wins over then top-five teams Syracuse and Louisville but lost awful home blowouts to Columbia and Alabama.
Kevin Ollie's club, on the other hand, has no hopes of tournament success this year due to an NCAA ban, but has played hard and will relish the role of spoiler.
The Huskies would love nothing more than to make a statement and deal a dagger to the hopes of a conference rival.
These are five keys to making that happen.