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On the surface, last season wasn’t exactly a disappointment for Connecticut considering the circumstances it dealt with. However, not playing in the tournament is disappointing for a top-notch program like UConn, regardless of the fact that it was due to NCAA sanctions and not substandard play.
This season the Huskies will bounce back and rejoin the national picture by becoming a mainstay near the top of the rankings.
Shabazz Napier is one of the best point guards in the country, and he hit one of the biggest shots of the young season against Florida Monday. He buried a mid-range jumper as the buzzer sounded and gave the Huskies arguably their fourth marquee win of the year already.
Connecticut has beaten Maryland, Boston College, Indiana and now the Florida Gators, but the team still has games with Stanford and Washington before American Athletic Conference play heats up. It's safe to say the Huskies will be battle-tested by the time Louisville, Cincinnati and Memphis come to town.