Tournament Guide: Connecticut résumé
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Points Per Game
3PT ratio (of FG) FT pct.
(6-1, 200, SR)
(6-2, 195, JR)
(6-5, 205, SO)
(6-10, 230, FR)
(6-9, 252, JR)
5.6 ppg, 6.6 apg
17.2 ppg, 4.5 rpg
10.7 ppg, 4.5 rpg
5.7 ppg, 5.1 rpg
18.7 ppg, 11.5 rpg
Four-year starter brings savvy and poise.
All Big-East pick can score, rebound, pass.
Athletic player with a nice touch.
A shot-blocking big man with much potential.
Country's best big man is special player (if healthy)
(6-11, 230, FR)
(6-5, 210, SO)
10.0 ppg, 5.3 rpg
9.8 ppg, 2.5 rpg
Big East All-Rookie pick can score inside and out.
A potent 3-point threat off the bench.
A 17-point thrashing of then No. 6 Oklahoma on Jan. 11 was the
result of a dominant defensive performance.
A 75-68 loss to Pitt on Feb. 15 was the Huskies' second in a row and
helped propel the Panthers to the Big East regular-season title.
Most Revealing Moment
After losing two of three in January, Connecticut
responded with back-to-back road wins against Virginia Tech and Boston College.
Did You Know?
Besides being named the Big East Player of the Year, Okafor also
was tabbed the conference Defensive Player and Scholar Athlete of the Year.
A well-rounded, inside-outside game that relies on
transition and speed for easy buckets.
Challenge the ball down low. UConn set a school record for
blocked shots this season.
A deep bench along with a good mix of youth and veteran
Okafor's balky back hampered him again toward the end of the
regular season and could spell trouble in March.
Will Lose When ...
The Huskies don't take great care of the ball, and they don't
shoot free throws well.
Famous Last Words
UConn is deep and talented and will have the best player on
the floor in almost any game it plays. A legitimate NCAA title contender if
Okafor is healthy.
Tournament History (1985-2003)
Overall NCAA History
NCAA appearances: 11 (of 19)
Highest seed No. 1 (1990, 1996, 1999)
Lowest seed: No. 11 (1991)
Biggest upset:1991 vs. No. 6 LSU
Most upsetting:1996 vs. No. 5 Mississippi State
Bracketology score: 1.03
NCAA appearances: 24
All-time record:32-24 (.571)
Best finish: 1999, national champions
Coach's NCAA record: Jim Calhoun (31-17, .646)
Inside N-C Luna vs. vs. Bad Cls Lst
Team Sd RPI RPI RPI SOS 1-25 26-50 L L 10 B-Scr OffQ DefQ ASM
UConn 2 5 26 7 17 4-5 6-1 0 1 8-2 1.03 12.3 5.9 18.2
Vermont 15 115 279 105 281 0-0 0-1 5 2 7-3 1.00 (0.3) 2.8 2.5
Dayton 10 39 61 47 94 0-2 4-2 1 3 5-5 0.83 (0.3) 5.5 5.2
DePaul 7 41 100 26 67 2-2 3-4 0 0 8-2 1.17 3.9 1.6 5.5
Quad Comparison Key
Insider's replication of the Ratings Percentage Index.
RPI in non-conference games only.
Joe Lunardi's "predictive" RPI.
Strenth of Schedule (all games).
Record vs. 1-25 RPI teams.
Record vs. 26-50 RPI teams.
Losses to teams ranked below 150 in the RPI.
Losses by 3 points or less or in overtime.
Record in Last 10 games before tourney.
Bracketology Scores measure whether a team more often "exceeds" its seed or "falls short" of expectation (average B-Score is 1.00).
Offensive Quotient (average points per game by which a team exceeds/falls below the aggregate defense of its opponents).
Defensive Quotient (average points per game allowed below/above the aggregate offense of its opponents).
Adjusted Scoring Margin (OffQ+DefQ) has accurately predicted 10 of the last 16 Final Four participants).
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