UConn is heading back to familiar territory.
The No. 7 Huskies advanced to Madison Square Garden and the Sweet 16 on Saturday night, knocking off their former Big East rival and East Region No. 2 seed Villanova, 77-65, at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, N.Y.
UConn is a perennial basketball power, but it is playing in its first NCAA tournament in two years. The Huskies were banned for academic reasons last season yet have justified the opinions of those who felt they could be a dark-horse contender in this year's field.
After dispatching of the Wildcats, the Huskies will face No. 3 Iowa State or No. 6 North Carolina for a chance to play for a spot in the Final Four.
We learned a lot about Kevin Ollie's team in Saturday's victory.
These are the five most important lessons from the Huskies' victory over Villanova.