Big East: Five burning questions
Can Connecticut repeat its magical run; can young Johnnies succeed?
1. Can UConn repeat its Big East and NCAA tournament feat in 2011-12?
We should all agree that UConn's remarkable 11-game surge through the Big East and NCAA tournaments was one of the greatest short-term achievements in college basketball history. We should also remember that the Huskies posted a rather unremarkable 9-9 conference record before embarking on their magical march through March.
So which is the real Connecticut? And can the Huskies even contemplate any repeats without the singular will to win personified by Kemba Walker?
To see the rest of Joe Lunardi's answers to the Big East's burning questions, you must be an ESPN Insider.
MORE MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL HEADLINES
- Tarkanian home after hospital stay, son says
- Gophers suspend backup McNeil after arrest
- No. 3 Arizona turns on the D to beat Mizzou
- L'ville allows 7 in first half en route to romp
MOST SENT STORIES ON ESPN.COM
Insider College Basketball
New on Insider
Lunardi: Pac-12 locked into 2 bids?
Player Rankings: Davis over Robinson for POY
Lunardi: Where UW, Northwestern fall
Hume: Bid thieves are few
Bilas: Sizing up the Big East
Gasaway: Pac-12 stronger than it seems
Hume: Best bets among bubble teams
Lunardi: VCU may be first bid thief
Ford: Time running out for 5 NBA prospects
Lunardi: How UConn, Texas, others earn bids
Lunardi: Latest look at the bubble
Fraschilla: Previewing Big 12 tournament
Bilas Index: UNC remains at No. 3
Pomeroy: Trends predict UNC-Duke clash
Lunardi: No No. 1 seed for Big Ten?
Player Rankings: Purdue's pivotal players
Ford: Will MKG, Cody Zeller stay in school?
Gasaway: Rebounding won't crush Orange
Telep: UCLA's top recruits remain committed
Bilas: How Michigan State can still improve
Bilas: Keys to the Hoyas' continued success
Lunardi: Watch out for NCAA bid thieves
Lunardi Rundown: Kentucky is No. 1 overall
Bilas Index: Kansas returns to the top five
Make smart bracket picks by spotting Cinderella early.
And don't forget these Insider mainstays:
Doug Gottlieb, Fran Fraschilla, Joe Lunardi and Jay Williams offer their opinions.
Insights from the mind of the College Gameday analyst.
The national recruiting analyst weighs in on news and rumors surrounding the top high school prospects.
Stay on top of all the latest recruiting buzz.
Every D-1 player's efficiency rating.